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Dr. Sims is a Georgia native who has become a Texas transplant. She was born in Valdosta, Georgia where she was raised. She received her undergraduate training from Xavier University of Louisiana and stayed in New Orleans for medical school training at Tulane Medical School. After deciding on a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology she and her family moved to Houston, Texas. Dr. Sims completed her OB/Gyn training at University of Texas Houston and has been in private practice since graduation. She is currently board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).
She was the FIRST female physician in Houston outside of the medical center who was certified by North American Menopause Society. She has structured her practice so that she can deliver these specialty services to the surrounding Houston community.
Currently Dr. Sims is a member of several professional groups including the Harris County Medical Society, ACOG, and the Texas Medical Association. She also has served as Interim Director of Midwifery at Bayshore Medical Center in 2008 and has received the Patient's Choice Award from Vitals.com in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Dr. Sims is a HealthGrades Recognized Physician. She has received the Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals.com in 2010 and 2011. She has been selected as one of America's Best ObGyn's. She is also a member of the Intimina Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Sims philosophy on medicine is one that is inclusive of both traditional and holistic therapies. Because of this she had made and effort to incorporate these therapies and make practitioners available to patients for a full range of services. She has also completed a certificate in plant based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Therefore often when patients are diagnosed with common complaints they are given both options. She particularly enjoys adolescent gyn and contraceptive counseling in addition to laparoscopic surgery, menopause treatment, in office solutions to common women's health issues and addressing sexual health issues. On a personal level she is also a busy wife and mother of two children.
Kathleen received her BA at Baylor University where she studied Philosophy and Medicine and went on to receive her Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (Houston, TX). Kathleen completed her residency in China at Zhejiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine located in Hangzhou and the Affiliated Integrative Hospital of Luzhou Medical School located in the Sichuan Province. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and is licensed in Acupuncture by the Texas Medical Board.
Kathleen served as the Director of Communications for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Student Org (AAAOM- SO) for three terms. Kathleen frequently speaks at health fairs and conferences to raise public awareness of integrative health. She has been a featured guest lecturer on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Philosophy of Medicine at Baylor University, and she teaches Tai Chi and Qigong to patients and caregivers.
Kathleen is a proud member of the Dao Li Jiao (The Way of Reason School). She has held a deep interest in spirituality & energetics and how they relate to the human body. She first began studying martial arts when she was 8 years old. In her teens, she practiced Modern Wushu and competed internationally. In the Filipino martial arts, she trained in the Comjuka–Kali System under Tuhon Gaudiosa Ruby and in 2006, became the youngest female to be inducted into the Filipino Martial Arts Hall of Fame. She is currently studying Medical Qigong at the International College of Medical Qigong and trains in Xing Yi, Ba Gua and Tai Chi with Taoist Master & Ching Yi Kung Fu Association Founder, Dr. Her Yue Wong.
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