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AMS Infection Prevention Partners Welcomes New Medical Director 


Date: February 1, 2022 | AMS Infection Prevention Partners

Dr. Don Simmons, MD, FAAFP

AMS Infection Prevention Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of a new medical director to lead our clinical team. Dr. Don Simmons, MD, FAAFP, adds decades of experience serving long-term communities to our infection prevention and control programs. In fact, Dr. Don has dedicated more than half of his career to serving the geriatric population, having worked as both medical director and staff physician for 18 long-term care homes, home health and hospice organizations in Oklahoma and Texas. 


“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Don join our incredible clinical team as medical director,” said Ellsworth Harris, CEO of AMS Infection Prevention Partners. “Dr. Don joins at a time of remarkable growth for AMS as we expand our infection surveillance and consulting practices while remaining committed to infection prevention and control in long-term care communities.”


In addition to his tenure in long-term care, Dr. Don previously held chief of staff positions at three different hospitals in Texas, and is currently a clinic physician and owner of Primary Care Associates in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Dr. Don also works as an emergency department (ED) physician at Jane Phillips Medical Center in addition to other area EDs and is medical director for Kindful Hospice. Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2012, he is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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