Barby Simmons, D.O., a Primary Care physician with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, has been named to the Georgia Composite Medical Board. The Medical Board is comprised of sixteen members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Her appointment was announced by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s office.
The Medical Board’s mission is to protect the health of Georgians through the proper licensing of physicians and certain members of the healing arts and through the objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act. The agency licenses physicians, physician assistants, respiratory care professionals, and a number of other medical services and practices in the State of Georgia. The Board also investigates complaints and disciplines those who violate The Medical Practice Act or other laws governing the professional behavior of its licensees.
Dr. Simmons is a member of Kaiser Permanente’s telemedicine team, providing telephone and video visits to patients across metro Atlanta. She has served in a number of leadership roles, including Team Lead for Adult Medicine and as the Physician Director of Coding and Documentation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Mississippi State University and a medical degree from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine.