The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is an integral part of Kaiser Permanente. Our physicians can coordinate virtually every aspect of patient care - from referrals to laboratory tests to medications. With everything under one umbrella, our patients receive the highest continuity of care.

Barby Simmons, DO, named Vice Chair of Georgia Composite Medical Board

Barby Simmons, DO, a primary care physician with Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, has been named Vice Chair of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. The Medical Board is comprised of sixteen members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

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 currently the Lead Physician of Virtual Care and manages Kaiser Permanente’s telemedicine team that provides 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. She is a member of the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association, the Medical Association of Atlanta, and the Medical Association of Georgia.