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Dr. Dane Simons is no stranger to service in the Bay City area. He attributes his willingness to provide assistance here to the great role models he had as a child. His great-grandfather served as a General Practitioner when he moved to this area in 1893. Each following generation of the Simons’ family consisted of a physician serving this great community. 

Dr. Simons states, “I have been practicing Medicine in Matagorda County for over 20 years. I love the interaction I have with my patients and getting to know their entire family. I strive to make sure my patients don’t have to wait any longer than absolutely necessary for an appointment and am proud to have a staff here at the Medical Arts Clinic that treats all patients with the same friendly attitude and attention they deserve.”

 He sees patients of all ages including newborn, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. He specializes in caring for the entire family. He tries to work with patients in areas such as physical exams, vaccinations, healthy lifestyle modifications including weight loss, diet, exercise, and multiple other preventative treatments for diseases caused by unhealthy living. He also treats diseases such as diabetes, asthma, cardiac disease, hypertension, COPD, irritable bowel syndrome, thyroid disorders, and multiple others.

A former team physician for area schools, Dr. Simons is familiar with treating most nonsurgical orthopedic problems, including joint injections. As a selected workers' comp physician for many of the local businesses, he handles a wide range of occupational medicine, including DOT physicals, fitness testing, and various workers’ compensation injuries. Dr. Simons also performs many minor surgical procedures such as cryotherapy, excision of various skin cancers, and treatment of other benign skin lesions.

 As a Family Practitioner, Dr. Simons can treat patients of all ages, regardless of their medical condition. Any patients that need specialty care or major surgery are given referrals to a select set of physicians whom he trusts and has confidence will give his patients the care he expects. Dr. Simons states, “I would not refer one of my patients to a specialist that I would not be comfortable in going to myself or treating my own family.”

As a local resident of Matagorda County, Dr. Simons enjoys welcomed respite on his ranch. You’ll often find him making rounds at the hospital or local nursing facilities checking on patients, but in his spare moments he enjoys working on his ranch, horse riding, water skiing, and golf. Admittedly, his favorite pastime is any activity involving his family, more specifically his daughter, Amber. 

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Dane Simons, M.D.

1120 Ave G  -  Bay City  -  Texas 77414
Office 979.245.5721 -  Fax 979.245.1482


Undergraduate - Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry - The University of Texas; Austin, Texas


Internship - Family Practice - Southwest Memorial Hospital; Houston, Texas

1991 – 1992

Residency - Family Practice - Southwest Memorial Hospital; Houston, Texas

1992 – 1994

Medical - Doctor of Medicine - Texas Tech University School of Medicine; Lubbock, Texas



License - Texas #J2334

Specialty Board Status - American Board of Family Practice

Advanced Life Support Certification - Cardiac, Trauma, and Neonatal

Professional Experience

Solo Practice - Dane Simons, MD; Bay City, Texas

2001 – Current

Supervise Physician Assistant - Palacios Community Medical Center; Palacios, Texas

2001 – Current

Medical Director - Matagorda County EMS; Matagorda County, Texas

1999 – Current

Medical Director - Palacios Nursing Facility; Palacios, Texas

1999 – Current

Scientific Advisory Board - Vasomax - Merck/Schering Plough

1999 – Current

Scientific Advisory Board - Nutrition Supervisors

1999 – Current

Board of Managers - Matagorda Regional Medical Center; Bay City, Texas

2006 – Current

County Health Authority - County of Matagorda; Matagorda County, Texas

2001 – 2003

Medical Director - Public Health Clinic; Bay City, Texas

2001 – 2002

Team Physician - Bay City High School; Bay City, Texas

1998 – 2002

Medical Director - Seabreeze Nursing Facility; Bay City, Texas

1998 – 2001

Medical Director - Loving Arms Hospice; Bay City, Texas

1996 – 2000

Community Faculty - UTMB; Galveston, Texas

1996 – 2000

Group Practice - South Texas Medical Clinic; Bay City, Texas

1996 – 2000

Solo Practice - Medical Arts Clinic; Bay City, Texas

1994 – 1996


Chief of Staff - Palacios Community Medical Center

2002 – 2012

Chief of the ER - Matagorda Regional Medical Center

2002, 2003, 2010 – 2011

Chief of Medicine - Matagorda Regional Medical Center

1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009

Chief of Staff - Matagorda Regional Medical Center

1998, 1999, 2006, 2007

Vice Chief of Staff - Matagorda Regional Medical Center

1997, 2005

Secretary/Treasurer of Staff - Matagorda Regional Medical Center

1996, 2004

Physician for the Day - Texas State Legislature

1993, 1995, 1997, 1999

Norman Culver Award - Outstanding Senior Resident

1993 – 1994

Chief Resident - University of Texas, Southwest Memorial Hospital

1993 – 1994

Staff Physician - Southern Baptist Convention


Moonlighting Coordinator - Southwest Memorial Residency

1992 – 1993

Staff Physician - Republican Nation Convention - Houston, Texas


Professional Memberships

Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Medical Associations, American Academy of Family Physicians

2016 Flu Season

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  By taking certain precautions, you may decrease your chances of contracting the Influenza virus. The first step to protecting one's self is to get a flu vaccination every year. Secondly, remember always cover your mouth while sneezing/coughing, and wash your hands as often as possible. Thirdly, try to stay away from people that are exhibiting symptoms, such as fatigue, fever, runny nose, coughing, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting.

  The flu may last anywhere from 7 to 14 days and is extremely contagious. Therefore, if you start to experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit your physician to be tested for the flu. If needed, your physician will be able to prescribe medication that treats the virus. This medication works best when started within 48 hours of flu symptoms.

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