Dr. David Simon

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Dr. David Simon

Dr David Simon served on the Board of Trustees and the Medical Executive Committee at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. He is an osteopath, and has devoted many years of his professional life to the center. Dr David Simon has been in practice for twenty-five years, and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and the Florida Osteopathic Association.

Dr David Simon: Board of Trustees Member

Dr David Simon is a Doctor of Osteopathy, who has been in practice for twenty-five years. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and of the Florida Osteopathic Association.


Dr David Simon devoted many years of his professional life to the JFK Medical Center, one of the major health care complexes in Southern Florida. The JFK Medical Center, located in Atlantis, has more than five hundred physicians and 2,200 health care professionals.


Dr David Simon served that institution in several capacities. He was a member of its Board of Trustees, and the Chairman of its Family Practice. He was also a member of the center's Medical Executive Committee.


The Medical Executive Committee at any hospital is the primary governance committee for an independent medical staff, overseeing its functions and duties. With input from the medical staff, Medical Executive Committee like the one at the JFK Medical Center makes key leadership decisions related to medical staff policies, procedures and rules. They coordinate the activities and general policies of all hospital departments and services.


Medical Executive Committee members like Dr David Simon represent and act on behalf of the institution's medical staff, enforce medical staff rules and policies, and are responsible for ensuring that the medical staff functions as efficiently and effectively as they can.


Dr David Simon is also a past member of the Medical Education Committee and teaching staff at the Wellington Regional Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice.

Dr David Simon: A Long Big League Career

Dr David Simon realized the dream of millions of American males, by making it to the major leagues.


Dr David Simon's Major League Baseball career spans nineteen years, and includes stints with the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins. But he never once took batting practice, scored a run, stole a base, or even struck out in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded. Dr David Simon was highly valued as a team physician.


Dr David Simon is a Doctor of Osteopathy, who has been in practice in Florida for twenty-five years. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Florida Osteopathic Association, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice and the American Association of Medical Review Officers.


As a team physician for the Expos and Marlins, Dr David Simon was responsible for making sure each player was physically fit and ready to take the field. Like most team physicians, he treated everything from pulled muscles to the common cold. Team physicians like Dr David Simon are responsible not only for the team that employs them, but for players on the visiting team, coaches and managers, and even the umpire crew.


Team physicians are represented by their own organization, the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. MLBTPA members are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care and services that they can, and are pledged to support that mission through continuing medical education and research. It is not a commitment that Dr David Simon ever took lightly.


The Montreal Expos moved to Washington and became the Nationals at the start of the 2005 season, and the Marlins are now known as the Miami Marlins.

Dr David Simon: Giving Patients Sufficient Time

Dr David Simon is known for his willingness to listen to what each of his patients' has to say, when they come in for an appointment. He is a Doctor of Osteopathy who has been in practice in Florida for twenty-five years.


Over the course of his career, Dr David Simon has impressed his patients with his warm and courteous personality, and with his caring bedside manner. As a Doctor of Osteopathy, he is committed to a holistic approach to the patient. In general, a Doctor of Osteopathy like Dr David Simon will focus on the entire body when treating medical problems, focusing on muscles and bones to confirm the diagnoses they make.


Across the board, the bedside manner of physicians has become a more and more important issue in recent years. Patients who have seen mainstream Medical Doctors have complained about short appointment times and quick diagnoses that leave them wondering whether they are getting the best medical treatment their doctors can provide.


It is increasingly common for appointments with primary care doctors to be scheduled for every fifteen minutes, according to some studies. These studies also show that some physicians who work for hospitals have said they've been asked to see patients in even shorter intervals – as often as every eleven minutes.


Experts say the problem could get even worse, as millions of Americans who gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act begin to seek care. Some of them may have seen doctors rarely, if at all, and have a slew of untreated problems. As one authority put it, doctors have one eye on the patient and one eye on the clock. And so Dr David Simon is proud of his track record of giving his patients as much time as they require.

Dr David Simon: Listening To His Patients

Dr David Simon is a Florida osteopath who is devoted to his patients. During his twenty-five years in practice, he has built his reputation on his caring bedside manner. Dr David Simon is known for listening to his patients, and carefully considering their input has he makes his diagnosis.


Listening to patients this way is fundamental to the practice of any Doctor of Osteopathy, which is the discipline in which Dr David Simon is trained and licensed. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine regard the human body as an integrated whole. Unlike Allopathic medicine, Osteopaths do not treat specific symptoms only.

"Allopathic medicine" is a term commonly used to refer to mainstream medicine.


Osteopathic doctors like Dr David Simon receive the same medical training as do so-called mainstream doctors, or MDs. Both attend medical school, and take exams to become licensed. It is the whole-body approach that sets Doctors of Osteopathy apart.


MD's and DO's like Dr David Simon can go on to specialize in certain areas of medicine. But DO's are more likely to focus on general internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. This allows them to focus primarily on the holistic wellness of their patients. Both DO's and MD's can prescribe medications and treat diseases with equal ability.


Dr David Simon has served on the Board of Trustees at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. He has also been that institution's Chairman of Family Practice, and served on its Medical Executive Committee. He has also been on the Medical Education Committee at Wellington Regional Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Dr David Simon: The JFK Medical Center

Dr David Simon has been in practice for twenty-five years. He is a Doctor of Osteopathy who is Board Certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice, and by the American Association of Medical Review Officers. He is a member of both the American Osteopathic Association, and the Florida Osteopathic Association.


Dr David Simon devoted many years of his professional life to the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. The JFK Medical Center, as he recalls, is one of the major medical centers and health care complexes in Palm Beach County. Dr David Simon is a past member of its Board of Trustees, and a past Chairman of Family Practice. He was also on the institution's Medical Executive Committee.


The JFK Medical Center is a 460-bed facility with a staff of more than five hundred physicians, more than two thousand healthcare professionals, and three hundred volunteers. The center specializes in cardiovascular care.


"This is an exciting time at JFK Medical Center," said the center's CEO, Gina Melby. "In 2012, we opened the first off-site emergency services department in Palm Beach County. Our two locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Western Boynton Beach, provide the community with 24-hour access to experienced, board certified emergency room physicians, state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic equipment and a fully equipped laboratory."


As Dr David Simon knows, the JFK Medical Center was recognized as one of the 2014 Truven Health Top 50 Cardiovascular hospitals in the Country. Truven Health Analytics helps hospitals, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals improve healthcare quality and access. The Truven Health Top 50 rating honors hospitals that have led the way with superior performance in cardiovascular service.

Dr David Simon: Board Certified

Dr David Simon is a Florida Doctor of Osteopathy, who has been associated with some of the State's major health care providers during his career.


He is a past member of the Medical Education Committee and teaching staff at the Wellington Regional Medical Center. The Wellington Regional Medical Center is a progressive acute-care facility and medical center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and has been serving Palm Beach County and the surrounding area for more than twenty-five years. Wellington is known as a thriving community hospital, and combines the high-tech advantages of a big-city hospital with the personalized care of a small town provider.


Dr David Simon was proud to be associated with the Wellington Regional Medical Center. That health care center offers a comprehensive range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment for orthopedic problems. Orthopedic specialists on its staff are recognized for their expertise in providing quality care, and for evaluating and treating many orthopedic conditions.


Dr David Simon has also served on the Board of Trustees at the major hospital in his area, the JFK Medical center in Atlantis, Florida. The JFK center is a major medical center and health care complex. In addition to his service on its Board of Trustees, Dr David Simon was on its Medical Executive Committee, and was its Chairman of Family Practice.


Dr David Simon is Board Certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice, and

Board certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Florida Osteopathic Association.

Dr David Simon: A Twenty-Five Year Practice

Dr David Simon has always understood the importance of making his patients feel safe, comfortable and confident. Each patient has a unique set of issues that led him or her to the doctor's office, which is why he works to provide everyone he sees with the skilled medical treatment they deserve.


Dr David Simon is a Florida osteopath who has been in practice for twenty-five years. During his career, he has seen and treated many types of ailments and injuries. He understands how to treat and diagnose a wide array of injuries and pain.


Dr David Simon is board certified by both the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice and the American Association of Medical Review Officers. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and the Florida Osteopathic Association. Over the years, Dr David Simon has been on the Board of Trustees at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at that same center.


One distinctive entry on the resume of Dr David Simon is his past employment by two Major League Baseball teams. He served as the team physician for the old Montreal Expos for eight seasons, as the team physician for the Florida Marlins, who are now known as the Miami Marlins. Providing specialized health care to many professional athletes was an especially interesting phase of Dr David Simon's career.


Dr David Simon has built a strong reputation for patient-focused care and service. As a caring physician, he has always provided each of his patients with the best health care he could provide.

Dr David Simon: Team Physician

Dr David Simon is a Doctor of Osteopathy, and has been in practice in Florida for twenty-five years. He is a past member of Board of Trustees at JFK Medical Center, a past member of Medical Executive Committee at JFK Medical Center, a past Chairman of Family Practice at JFK Medical Center, and a past member of the Medical Education Committee at Wellington Regional Medical Center in West Palm Beach Florida.


Dr David Simon is also the past team physician for two Major League Baseball teams. He spent eight years with the old Montreal Expos, and eleven years with the former Florida Marlins, who changed their name to the Miami Marlins several years ago. The Expos franchise was relocated to Washington, DC by the start of the 2005 baseball season, and became the Washington Nationals.


As the team physician of a Major League Baseball team, Dr David Simon had many responsibilities, but the most important duty by far was to keep the players healthy. The MLB season last for 162 games, and as Dr David Simon knows, that can put a lot of wear and tear on the players' bodies. Team physicians typically work with other doctors and caregivers for the team. They work with athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other medical specialists, all with the objective of keeping the players physically fit and ready to take the diamond.


Team physicians, Dr David Simon knows, are responsible not only for the team that employs them, but also for the visiting team. They take care of both teams' personnel, such as managers and coaches, and are also responsible for caring for the umpire crew.

Dr David Simon: Chairman of Family Practice

Dr David Simon has been practicing medicine in Florida for twenty-five years. He is a Board-certified osteopathic physician, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and the Florida Osteopathic Association. He spent eighteen years as a team physician for two major league baseball teams, the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins.


He is also a past member of the Medical Executive Committee at JFK Medical Center. He is also a past Chairman of Family Practice there. As Dr David Simon could explain, the JFK Medical Center, in Atlantis, Florida, is a major, 460-bed medical center and health care complex. More than five hundred doctors and two thousand health care professionals work at the JFK Medical Center. They are supported by some three hundred volunteers. The center specializes in cardiovascular care.


"Our facility continues to produce strong volumes, superb clinical programs and the latest in technology," said Gina Melby, the center's CEO. "We have recently attained a number of major accomplishments. JFK was designated as one of the few sites in Florida, and the first in Palm Beach County, to offer trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapy. TAVR therapy, she said, is a promising new procedure that gives hope to patients considered too high risk for traditional heart valve replacement, or those who were previously considered inoperable.


Dr David Simon is a past member of the Medical Education Committee and teaching staff at Wellington Regional Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is Board certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice, and


Board certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers.

Dr. David Simon: Protecting Baseball Player Safety, Health and Well-Being

Once a team physician for both the Montreal Expos and the Florida Marlins baseball clubs, Dr. David Simon served the treatment and diagnostic needs of many professional baseball players with distinction. Dr. David Simon became known as one the best team physicians in baseball, and has received many accolades and much well-earned respect for the service he provided.

His nearly two decades of team physician experience allowed him to cultivate many strong professional and personal relationships with team executives, professional players and people living in each team’s community. Dr. David Simon was trusted by both team and athletes to deliver expert medical care, analysis and treatment. His attention to detail and his passion for protecting the health and safety of professional athletes allowed many players of all ages to perform at high competitive levels. Dr. David Simon was an invaluable member of both professional squads. His dedication to the health and recovery of each team’s players was without question during his entire tenure of service.

Players received the best care and expert treatment and diagnosis that Dr. David Simon had to offer. As a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, Dr. David Simon was responsible for living up to and performing at the very high levels of dedication and commitment set forth by the Association’s leaders. He did so with distinction, providing each player with the most attentive, warm and expert medical service possible. Dr. David Simon is happy to have such an amazing opportunity to be a part of so many professional athlete’s careers and lives, and to be an instrumental part of two organization’s professional medical staffs.

Dr. David Simon: Credentialed and Experienced Physician

With over 25 years of experience in the field of professional osteopathy, Dr. David Simon has accumulated an impressive list of medical credentials, which includes a long-term tenure of employment at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida and two long term stints as a physician for two professional baseball teams. Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. David Simon has earned two professional Board Certifications, one from the American Academy of Osteopathic and the other from the American Association of American Review Officers.

The JFK Medical Center is a large and well-respected medical complex located in the Southern Region of Florida. Dr. David Simon was a member of a JFK staff that currently includes over 500 professional physicians, over 2200 healthcare industry professionals and nearly 300 hospital volunteers. As a member of the JFK staff, Dr. David Simon was a part of the organization’s Medical Executive Committee, a member of the JFK Board of Trustees and a former Chairman of the institution’s Family Practice. He enjoyed much success as a JFK Medical Center professional physician, and left the Center with a reputation as a caring, enthusiastic and patient-centered healthcare professional.

Dr. David Simon has also been a part of the Montreal Expos and the Miami Marlins (formerly Florida Marlins) medical staffs. He served nearly 20 years total as a team physician, eight as physician for the Montreal Expos and eleven as the Marlins team physician. Dr. David Simon excelled at upholding the integrity and the mission of the MLB Team Physicians Association during his career in the MLB. Both teams were proud to have Dr. David Simon on their medical staffs for such a long period of time.

Former Professional Team Physician: Dr. David Simon

As a long-time Doctor of Osteopathy, DR. David Simon enjoys membership in several professional and renowned associations. Having been in practice for over 25 years. Dr. David Simon currently enjoys membership in the Florida Osteopathic Association, as well as the American Osteopathic Association. He also currently possesses professional board certification in General Practice by the American Academy of Osteopathic, and is also Board Certified by the American Association of American Review Officers.


During his accomplished and successful career as a professional osteopath, Dr. David Simon has proudly served the medical needs of two professional teams in Major League Baseball. He spent eight years as the team physician for the Montreal Expos, which have since relocated to Washington D.C. and have become known as the Washington Nationals. Dr. David Simon has also served the Florida Marlins, now the Miami Marlins, as team physician for 11 years.


According to the MLB Team Physicians Association website, the primary goal of any professional MLB physician is to maintain and earn the trust of both the players and the teams within both Major League and Minor League baseball, and to consistently deliver the best quality medical services and care to every athlete, treatment that ensures and best enhances the safety, security and health of every professional athlete. Dr. David Simon was amongst a group of professionals who were ever-dedicated to expert care, treating ailments and injuries common to professional baseball players. Dr. David Simon believes in the MLB mission, and was passionate about living up to high medical standards.

Dr. David Simon: Invaluable JFK Medical Center Physician

The JFK Medical Center, located in Southern Florida, enjoyed the dedicated service, professionalism and medical skill of professional osteopath Dr. David Simon for many years. He held numerous positions within the Medical Center, including membership in the organization’s Board of Trustees, the position of Chairman of the hospital’s Family Practice, and membership on the JFK Medical Executive Committee.


Dr. David Simon is proud to have enjoyed so many years of successful service at the Medical Center, Located in the area of Atlantis, Florida, The JFK Medical Center one the region’s largest and most reputable medical institutions. During his term of employment at JFK, Dr. David Simon worked amongst 2200 skilled medical professionals, over 500 physicians and nearly 300 volunteers, each contributing invaluable patient-focused care to people suffering from a variety of illnesses, ailments and injuries. The JFK Medical Center, says Dr. David Simon, was recently given a Consumer Choice Award for West Palm Beach as the Most Preferred Hospital in Overall Quality and Image. Dr. David Simon is proud to have once had a long-term affiliation with such a valued, respected and honored medical institution.


Dr. David Simon made significant contributions to the JFK Medical Center during his tenure as a hospital physician. As a longtime part of such an influential and prestigious medical complex, Dr. David Simon enjoyed helping JFK live up to its high standards of quality healthcare. His service at JFK helped to earn him the reputation as one of the most caring and skilled professional osteopaths in the region’s medical community.

Dr. David Simon: Sincere and Seasoned Medical Care

As a long-time member of the professional medical community, Dr. David Simon understands the importance of making patients feel safe, comfortable and at peace. Dr. David Simon knows that each patient has a unique set of medical treatment needs, which is why he works to provide everyone he sees with the skilled medical treatment they deserve.

With over two and a half decades of experience as a professional physician, Dr. David Simon has seen and treated a variety of osteopathic ailments and related injuries. He understands how to both treat and diagnose a wide array of injuries and pain, and has even provided many professional athletes with skilled and tailored medical care. Dr. David Simon has always striven to make each patient feel and home, and to exhibit the highest levels of professionalism and gentle treatment in every situation.

Dr. David Simon is board certified by both the American Academy of Osteopathic General Practice and the American Association of Medical Review Officers. He has also enjoyed quite an extensive and successful career as a team physician for both the Montreal Expos and the Miami Marlins. He has often been noted by both patients and colleagues as a physician with a comfortable and relaxing bedside manner; someone who can help even the most apprehensive of patients feel safe, secure and at home.

Dr. David Simon has been a trusted professional osteopath for many years, and has built a strong reputation for patient-focused care and service. As a professional physician, Dr. David Simon has enjoyed nearly limitless success within the professional osteopathic field.

Dr. David Simon: Patients Are Impressed

Dr. David Simon is a Board-certified Doctor of Osteopathy who has been in practice now for twenty-five years. He practices medicine in Florida, where he is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Association.

Dr. David Simon is a past member of the Board of Trustees at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, and a past member of its Medical Executive Committee. He is also a past Chairman of Family Practice at JFK Medical Center, a major health care complex in Southern Florida.

Dr. David Simon has a unique claim to fame: he spent nineteen years as a team physician to two major league baseball teams. Eleven of those years were spent in service to the Miami Marlins. He was also the team physician to the old Montreal Expos. Both teams were in Major League Baseball’s National League. The Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association says in its mission statement that its primary duty is to maintain the earned trust of the athletes and teams of Major and Minor League Baseball, an obligation that Dr. David Simon upheld.

Dr. David Simon has always impressed patients as a great doctor with caring bedside manner. He is known for listening to his patients, and for sharing his warm and courteous personality. Not all doctors exhibit a good bedside manner. In fact, this is one of the most commonly described areas of dissatisfaction by patients. Doctors at every level are reminded to use every common courtesy in their patient interactions, including introducing themselves, asking for permission to begin a physical exam, and leaving each patient with a business card. They are also reminded to speak in plain English so that they can communicate clearly and effectively with each of their patients.

Dr. David Simon: A Board-Certified Osteopath

Dr. David Simon is a Board-Certified Osteopath and a member of both the American Osteopathic Association and the Florida Osteopathic Association. He has been in practice for twenty-five years. Dr. David Simon is a past member of the Board of Trustees at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, and a past member of its Medical Executive Committee. He is also a past Chairman of Family Practice at JFK Medical Center, a major health care complex in Southern Florida.

Many of his patients, Dr. David Simon has noticed over the years, are unaware that there is even a difference between a D.O. such as himself, and an M.D. Both are commonly found as primary physicians administering general health care.
The two disciplines have much in common, yet they are not interchangeable. Physicians with a D.O. are licensed in all 50 states to practice medicine and surgery, and to prescribe medications as well. The education for both degrees is rigorous and similar, and both are required to complete accredited medical residencies.

As Dr. David Simon has had to explain more than once, one major difference between the two is that D.O. programs place an emphasis on primary care. “Most D.O.s are in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, OB-GYN and general surgery,” says one practicing D.O. “We spend a lot of time with people. The emphasis – which we call primary care now – is on people.”

Osteopathic schools require up to five hundred additional classroom hours studying the human skeletal system and on the interactions of the body with diseases. And once they are licensed and in practice, D.O.s place an emphasis on learning about a patient’s lifestyle, family and unique concerns. In the osteopathic philosophy, this better informs their medical treatments.

Dr. David Simon: Outstanding Player Care

Dr. David Simon is a Florida osteopath with twenty-five years of experience. He is known as a great doctor who is totally committed to a positive patient outcome. His patients respect him for his ability to listen to their concerns and communicate clearly with them about their cases. Dr. David Simon is known for his warm and courteous manner, and for his excellent bedside manner.

Dr. David Simon has devoted many years to serving the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. He is a past member of the center’s Board of Trustees, and a past member of its Medical Executive Committee. Dr. David Simon is also a past Chairman of Family Practice at the medical complex.

In addition to his regular practice, Dr. David Simon spent nineteen years as the team physician for two Major League Baseball teams. For eight of those years, Dr. David Simon was the team physician for the old Montreal Expos. The Expos franchise was relocated to Washington, D.C. after the 2004 baseball season and re-christened the Washington Nationals.

Dr. David Simon spent even longer as the team physician for the Miami Marlins. He held that position for eleven seasons. Major League Baseball team physicians, like Dr. David Simon, are as committed to their baseball players as they are to the patients in their daily practices. At the urging of teams physicians like Dr. David Simon, and the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, efforts are constantly underway to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries in professional baseball. There is constant research directed at determining the high risk types of injuries, player positions, and game situations, all in order to decrease – and ultimately, to prevent – these injuries. Focused study groups on concussion, shoulder, hamstring, elbow, knee, and hip have made major strides towards precisely defining these injuries in professional ballplayers. These efforts are carefully coordinated with the Players Association through their medical consultant.

Dr. David Simon: Bedside Manner

Dr. David Simon has been practicing medicine now for twenty-five years. His credentials are impeccable: Dr. David Simon is Board certified in General Practice by the American Academy of Osteopathic, and Board certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers. Dr. David Simon is also a past member of the Board of Trustees at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, and a past member of its Medical Executive Committee. He is also a past member of medical education committee and teaching staff at Wellington Regional Hospital.


Dr. David Simon also bears the distinction of having been the team physician for two Major League Baseball teams. He was the team physician for the Montreal Expos for eight seasons, and also the team physician for the Miami Marlins.


He might, if the situation is right, share a few stories with some of his patients. Dr. David Simon is known for having a warm and courteous personality, and an excellent bedside manner. Not all doctors do: one of the most frequent complaints made by patients is that their doctors don’t listen to all of their concerns, care about their problems, or provide them with enough information about their treatment.


This is a serious issue, and one that Dr. David Simon is pleased to see is being taken more and more seriously. The federal government is collecting ever more information about patient satisfaction and outcomes, including factors that are contingent on how patients fare after leaving the hospital. The information is going to be published, so that patients will be able to compare hospitals.


Some experts say that doctors won’t be motivated to change simply by telling them about patient dissatisfaction. Rather they are scientists who are motivated by facts. And that may be enough to start some kind of change. “Doctors are very smart individuals,” one health care expert observed. “All you have to do is show the data.”

Dr. David Simon: Protecting the Players

Dr. David Simon has been a practicing Doctor of Osteopathy for twenty-five years. For many of those years he was associated with the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, where he served as a member of the Board of Trustees, and a member of the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. David Simon is also the past Chairman of Family Practice at JFK Medical Center.


Dr. David Simon also has the distinction of having been the team physician for two Major League Baseball teams. Both stints were with teams in the MLB’s National League. Dr. David Simon spent eleven seasons tending to the aches and pains of the Florida Marlins, who are now re-branded as the Miami Marlins. He spent eight seasons before that as the team physician for the Montreal Expos, who after the 2004 season relocated and became the Washington Nationals.


Team physicians like Dr. David Simon once was are committed to providing players with the best medical care available. And with each passing season, it seems that care only gets better. Thanks to the efforts of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, new safety guidelines are under review and may become part of the game in the near future. A variety of protective caps are being evaluated to maximize safety while maintaining comfort. These have been designed for high-risk player positions, such as pitchers. Efforts are also focused on minimizing collisions at home plate by establishing acceptable catcher positioning and limiting area of contact by the base runner. New guidelines are also being considered that would protect umpires.

Dr. David Simon: The Difference in Disciplines

Dr. David Simon is a veteran osteopath who lives and practices medicine in Florida. He has devoted many years of his career in the service of the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, where he was a member of the hospital’s Board of Trustees. He also served the Center as a member of the Medical Executive Committee, the primary governance committee for the medical staff.


As a Board-Certified Osteopath and a member of both the American Osteopathic Association and the Florida Osteopathic Association, Dr. David Simon sometimes finds himself explaining to people the differences between a medical doctor and a Doctor of Osteopathy such as himself. Osteopathy, Dr. David Simon explains, is a type of complementary and alternative medicine. Its practitioners are of the philosophy that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. Medical doctors, on the other hand, treat their patients for specific symptoms.


The two disciplines, Dr. David Simon goes on to explain, have much in common. They have far more in common, in fact, than they have differences. Both must complete four years of basic medical education after having earned a bachelor’s degree that is heavy on scientific courses. And both must obtain graduate medical training after medical school, through internships, residencies, and fellowships. The training for both typically lasts three to eight years, and readies both for a specialty.


M.D.’s and D.O.’s alike may practice pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery, or ophthalmology, Dr. David Simon will explain.


Dr. David Simon has been in practice for twenty-five years.

Dr. David Simon: Serving Two Teams

Dr. David Simon is proud to have been a practicing Doctor of Osteopathy for twenty five years. During his career, he has been called a great doctor by the patients who entrusted him with their health. These patients recall a doctor with a caring bedside manner who is warm and courteous to both patients and their family members alike.


Dr. David Simon has devoted many years of his life to the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. He is a past member of its Board of Trustees, and its Medical Executive Committee. He is also a past Chairman of the JFK Medical Center’s Family Practice.


Dr. David Simon has also spent many years as the team physician of two Major League Baseball teams. He was the team physician for the Montreal Expos for eight seasons. The Expos franchise moved to Washington, D.C. after the 2004 baseball season and became the Washington Nationals. Dr. David Simon was also the team physician for the Miami Marlins, formerly the Florida Marlins. He held that post for eleven seasons.


The team physician of a Major League Baseball team is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to the players on the team they serve. Team physicians like Dr. David Simon support that mission through continuing medical education and research relevant to the sport of baseball.


As the 2014 Major League Baseball season got underway, team physicians past and present, like Dr. David Simon, are recalling the pioneering work of Dr. Frank Jobe, who died on March 6, 2014 at the age of 88. Dr. Jobe was the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers for many years, and is credited with developing the reconstructive surgery technique known as Tommy John surgery. At the time new and innovative, the surgery saved the career of pitcher Tommy John, and today is commonplace.

Dr. David Simon: Professional Associations

Dr. David Simon is an osteopath who has been practicing now for twenty-five years. Dr. David Simon has devoted many years of his professional life to the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, where he served on the Board of Trustees and the Medical Executive Committee. He is also a past Chairman of Family Practice at JFK Medical Center.


Dr. David Simon is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Association. The goal of the American Osteopathic Association is to advance the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine. The Florida Osteopathic Association, likewise, was organized for the purposes of advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine, and extending the benefits of scientific advancement to the treatment, prevention, and alleviation of human ailments.


Dr. David Simon has also devoted many years of his professional life to treating professional baseball players. He has served as the team physician for two Major League Baseball teams: the old Montreal Expos, who became the Washington Nationals at the start of the 2005 baseball season, and the Florida Marlins, who are now known as the Miami Marlins. As with the mission of the osteopathic associations, Major League Baseball team physicians provide the highest quality medical care and services to professional baseball players, to secure and enhance player safety, health and well-being.


Patients have described Dr. David Simon as a great doctor. They say he is a doctor who listens to what they have to have to say, and have been impressed with his warm and courteous personality.

Dr. David Simon: The Role of a Team Physician

Dr. David Simon is a Doctor of Osteopathy who lives and practices medicine in Florida. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Association. Dr. David Simon is is Board certified in General Practice by the American Academy of Osteopathic, and Board certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers, and has been in practice now for twenty-five years.


For much of that time, Dr. David Simon has the distinction of having served two Major League Baseball teams as their team physician. He served in that capacity for the former Montreal Expos, who after the 2004 season became the Washington Nationals, and for the Florida Marlins, now re-branded as the Miami Marlins.


The mission of a Major League Baseball team physician, according to the official website of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, is to maintain the earned trust of the athletes and teams of Major and Minor League Baseball by providing the highest quality medical care and services aimed at securing and enhancing player safety, health and well-being. Team physicians like Dr. David Simon support that mission through continuing medical education and research relevant to the sport of baseball. That includes the analytical surveillance of injuries, critical review of the physicians’ shared clinical experience, and development of injury prevention recommendations and policies. “It is through such an evidence-based approach that we are able to provide the best practices and guidelines and incorporate the most advanced and effective technologies,” the site says.