Terry Simpson, MD, CCMS
Certified on April 17, 2017.
When it comes to food, Dr. Simpson is an advocate of getting the best product and cooking it. His flavor for fruits and vegetables came from his backyard (in Ketchikan, Alaska) and mother’s table. Terry’s mom, his first teacher in the kitchen, used Alaskan fresh fish, berries from their yard and root vegetables “like a scientist in a lab.”
His blog and podcast called YourDoctorsOrders.com is devoted to teaching healthy living – and many times debunking popular myths about what is healthy and what is a fad.
If you don’t know how to cook, you are at the mercy of the worst cooks, be it a restaurant, or re-heating processed food – none of which will help you stay healthy.
Some of Dr. Simpson’s favorite recipes are found on this site – they are the ones he teaches to his patients on a daily basis.
Dr. Simpson started his career doing molecular research and virology – with DNA engineering.
As an Alaskan Native (of Athabascan descent) he serves on several boards and has helped transform health of all Alaska Natives. He is currently on the Southcentral Foundation – a primary care foundation that has provided a model of health care for the nation. Those transformations led to the prestigious 2011 Malcom Baldridge award for healthcare and then in 2017 they were received the Baldridge award again, the only healthcare agency in the world to win it twice. He is also a member of the Joint Operating Board for the Alaska Native Medical Center. For his work Dr. Simpson received the National Indian Health Board 2013 Area Impact award.
Dr. Simpson received his undergraduate, graduate, and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He did his surgical residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, in Seattle. He did his culinary medicine training at the Goldring Institute at Tulane in New Orleans.
Dr. Simpson practices at two Center of Excellence Hospitals, St. Johns Regional Hospital in Oxnard, California, and Community Medical Center in Ventura, California.