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In Memoriam: Jan Simmons 1955 - 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Courtney Miller

FAPA Pioneer Jan Simmons Passes



Jan Simmons passed away on Monday, January 7, at the age of 64. Jan was a key member of FAPA for many years. She was the first female to graduate from the Medical College of Georgia with a Physician Assistant Degree and the first Chair of the Florida Physician Assistant Council within the Board of Medicine. She was licensed in Florida and practiced in Tallahassee for many years. She retired from Capital Health Plan and moved to Cairo, GA.


Jan is survived by her husband, Doug Simmons of Cairo, GA; daughters, Dr. Ansley Simmons of Cairo, GA, Jana Simmons of Los Angeles, CA, Alea Simmons of Cairo, GA; and a sister, Fay Burnett (Brock) of Winder, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simmons' memory to: The Methodist Children's 
Home, 304 Pierce Ave, Macon, GA 31203.


Services are today at the First United Methodist Church in Cairo, GA.  FAPA has sent flowers.

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FAPA Vision: Fully integrate PAs into every aspect of health care in Florida.



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