Sherry Simmons, M.D. Medical Director

Dr. Sherry Simmons is a board certified physician with 19 years of post-graduate education. Dr. Simmons has trained across the United States with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, studying the latest techniques and innovative procedures at such prestigious universities as Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt. 

Dr. Simmons received her Bachelor of Science at Southern Illinois University in Psychology and Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1990, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Furthering her education, she obtained her Masters in Theology and Counseling in 1993 from Covenant Theological Seminary. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and finished two years of clinical/hospital work at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, England in 1999.  Dr. Simmons then finished a surgical internship at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE in 2001 and her SIU Family Practice residency in January 2004.  

Dr. Simmons has earnestly researched the laser industry to bring the latest and most innovative procedures to the area. She began working on the concept for Body Perfect Medical Spa in early 2004 and construction on the first facility started that summer. The doors to the first Body Perfect Medical Spa opened November 1, 2004 in Springfield, Illinois.

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Memberships (Past & Present)

  • American Medical Association 
  • American Board of Family Medicine-Diplomat 
  • American Academy of Family Physicians 
  • Illinois State Medical Society 
  • Sangamon County Medical Society 
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery-Fellow 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons 
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Family Medicine-Associate 
  • American Board of Laser Surgery-Applicant 
  • National Association for Female Executives 
  • National Association of Professional Women 
  • National Association of Women Business Owners 
  • Laser Institute of America 
  • International Hyperhydrosis Society 
  • American Board of Mesotherapy 
  • American Board of Cosmetic Medicine-Diplomat 
  • American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine 

Licenses

  • Physicians and Surgeons-Illinois 
  • Physicians and Surgeons Controlled Substance-Illinois 
  • Drug Enforcement Agency-United States 
  • Illinois Emergency Management Association - Division of Nuclear Safety 

Hospital Affiliation

  • St. John's Hospital- Springfield, IL

Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor-Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL 
  • United Cerebral Palsy-Board of Directors Member, Springfield, IL 
  • St. John's Hospital-Women's Physician Advisory Board Member,  Springfield, IL

Honors

  • Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Enhancement-The Aesthitic Show 2010-Las Vegas, NV 
  • Women of the Year In Medicine and Healthcare-June 2009-National Honor 
  • America's Top Family Doctors-Family Practice/Aesthetic Medicine-2008-National Honor 
  • Outstanding Board Member:-United Cerebral Palsy-November 2008-Springfield, IL 
  • Small Business of the Year nominee-Chamber of Commerce-July 2008- Springfield, IL 
  • "Best Medical Spa of the Year 2008"-Skin Inc. Magazine-June 2008-National Award 
  • BOTOX� Cosmetic Physicians Network-Gold & Silver Member-2007 & 2008-National Honor 
  • Outstanding New Board Member'-United Cerebral Palsy-November 2006-Springfield, IL 
  • Metropolitan Who's Who for Leadership and Achievement-November 2006-National Honor 
  • Project Hope-Certification of Appreciation-August 2006-International Honor

Continuing Medical Education

  • The Aesthetics Show-Las Vegas, NV-June 2009  
  • American Society for Lasers Medicine & Surgery Conference-Washington, DC-April 2009 
  • Sculptra Stadardized Injetion Protocol-August 2008 
  • Face & Body Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo-San Francisco, CA-August 2008 
  • The Aesthetics Show-Las Vegas, NE-May 2008  
  • Primary Care Network-St. Louis, MO-February 2008 
  • International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine-Chicago, IL-August 2007  
  • American Society for Lasers Medicine & Surgery Conference-Dallas, TX-April 2007  
  • American Society for Lasers Medicine & Surgery Conference-Boston, MA-April 2006  
  • American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery-Las Vegas, NE-December 2005  
  • Quality Medical Practice Aesthetic Surgery Symposium-St. Louis, MO-October 2005  
  • Association of Managed Care Physicians: An Advanced Look at the Latest Aesthetic Techniques-St. Louis, MO-October 2005  
  • Plastic Surgery Convention-Chicago, IL-September 2005  
  • Advances in the Treatment of Facial Wrinkles: New Injection Techniques with Fillers-Johns Hopkins University-April 2005 & October 2004 

Certifications

  • Artefill®-Train the Trainer-May 2010 
  • Artefill®-February 2010-San Diego, CA 
  • Certificate/Training-SmoothShapes-July 2009-Springfield, IL 
  • Certificate/Training-LightSheer for Hair Removal-April 2009-Springfield, IL 
  • Basic Life Support-Renewal-June 2008-Springfield, IL 
  • American Expo Skin Care & Spa-March 2008-Chicago, IL 
  • Contour ThreadLift Course-Sept. 2006-Chicago, IL 
  • Cutera Laser Workshop-Sept 2006-St. Louis, MO 
  • Palomar Laser/IPL Seminar-March 2006-St Louis, MO 
  • American Expo Skin Care & Spa- March 2006-Chicago, IL 
  • French Lipodystrophy Class-Sept 2005-Chicago, IL 
  • Advances in Non-Invasive Facial Enhancement-Sept 2005-Chcago, IL 
  • Prollenium Medical Feather Lift Seminar -July 2005-Dallas, TX 
  • Advanced Restylane Injection Tech. Workshop-July 2005-Chicago, IL 
  • Laserscope Laser Education-June 2005-Springfield, IL 
  • Laserscope Laser Seminar -May 2005-San Francisco, CA 
  • Laserscope Laser Workshop-Nov 2004-Des Moines, IA 
  • Laserscope Laser Education-Oct 2004- Springfield, IL 
  • Aesthetic Medical Educators-Workshop-Aug 2004-Detroit, MI 
  • Aesthetic Enhancement Institute-Workshop-July 2004-Philadelphia, PA 
  • Lumenis Laser and IPL Workshop-March 2004-St. Louis, MO 

Lectures/Seminars Presented 

  • SmoothShapes Webinar, Presenter/Speaker-July 2009 
  • Restylane and Perlane Dermal Filler for Problem Lips-Speaker/Trainer-June 2009-Godfrey, IL 
  • Women's Expo-Sponsor, Speaker, and Exhibitor-February 2008 & February 2007-Springfield, IL 
  • Gold's Gym-Informational Lecture with Live Demonstrations-2007, 2006 & 2005-Springfield, IL 
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Family Medicine Grand Rounds-Presenter/Speaker-2005 & 2006-Springfield, IL 
  • Laserscope Seminar-Workshop Presenter-2005-San Francisco, CA 
  • Illinois Department of Human Services Health Fair-Participant-2005-Springfield, IL 
  • Red Hat Society Convention Workshop Presenter-2005-Springfield, IL

Charitable Donations

  • ABC Counseling & Family Services 
  • Abraham Lincoln Museum 
  • American Diabetes Association 
  • American Heart Association 
  • American Lung Association
  • Avon Cancer Walk
  • Ball Charter School 
  • Benedictine University
  • Blessed Sacrament School 
  • Brother James Court 
  • The Bubel Aiken Foundation 
  • Camp Coco
  • Cathedral School 
  • Catholic Charities 
  • Children's Miracle Network 
  • Christ the King School
  • Community Child Care Connections 
  • Crime Stoppers 
  • The Dana Thomas House
  • Doug Edwards Menorial
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton Program
  • Fifth Street Renaissance 
  • Gabe Calloway Fund Raiser 
  • Gardner Memorial Trust Fund
  • Hope Institute 
  • Hope School 
  • King's Daughters Organization
  • Lincoln Land Community College 
  • Lindsay School
  • Lyons Benefit Fund 
  • March of Dimes 
  • Mary Teubner Memorial Open
  • M.E.R.C.Y Communities 
  • Montessori School
  • Mothers of Pre-schoolers 
  • Muscular Dystropy Association 
  • National Public Radio 
  • The Parent Place
  • Patrick Finnegan Grady Benefit 
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Pregnancy Care Center
  • Recovery Walks 
  • Ronald McDonald House 
  • Sangamon Auditorium 
  • SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute 
  • Sangamon County Sheriff-Special Projects
  • Simmons Cancer Institute - www.siumed.edu/cancer
  • SHG Booster Club  
  • SIU Foundation 
  • Southwind Park 
  • Sparc 
  • Special Olympics 
  • Springfield Art Association
  • United Cerebral Palsy - www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/72
  • VFW 
  • WILL-TV 
  • Y-Me Breast Cancer 

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