Alison Sims, MD Bio
Dr. Sims was born in NYC and raised in NJ. She lived in Boston for 9 years while attending Boston University, and was accepted early to the Boston University School of Medicine in her sophomore year there. As a BU freshman she was one of the crew members on the rowing team, and as a medical student she joined the Army National Guard for 6 years. Her clinical rotations included the Letterman Army Medical Center in SF, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in DC.
After graduating from BUSM she was accepted to a unique double Residency Program for only 6 applicants annually at the University of California, Irvine that incorporated both Internal Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine disciplines. She has been at Marque Urgent Care, Newport Beach, since it opened in 2011, and started her career working at Hoag Hospital and the Newport Walk-In in 1993. For over 25 years, patients have become regular and frequent visitors of Dr. Sims. It is not only because of the great medical care she gives to them and their families, but it is because of her caring and genuine demeanor. Dr. Sims listens carefully to her patients because her motto is, “the patient knows their body best and the history is the most important.” Dr. Sims cherishes the patients she has gotten to know in her community over the years and will continue to give the best medical care.
Although she loves living in sunny SoCal, she still roots for her childhood teams, the NY Mets and the NY Giants. She enjoys playing pickleball, rollerblading, cycling and when winter comes around, skiing. Fun fact – she has gone scuba diving in the Red Sea!