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Specializes in Gastroenterology • Male • Age 64

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Dr. Plotzker's Experience

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Dr. Plotzker's Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

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Hospital Quality

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Memorial Medical Center
1700 Coffee Rd
Modesto, CA 95355
Stanislaus Surgical Hospital
1421 Oakdale Rd
Modesto, CA 95355

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

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Greater Modesto Medical Surgical Asscs
Greater Modesto Medical Surgical Asscs
1541 Florida Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
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    Dr. Plotzker's Experience

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
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    • Anoscopy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • Fecal Impaction Removal
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Manometry
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulum of Esophagus
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
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    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hepatorenal Syndrome
    • Indigestion
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Malnutrition
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Vomiting Disorders
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    Background Check for Dr. Plotzker

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1977

    Residency Hospital

    Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Rush University Medical Center
    Complete in 1980

    Fellowship Hospital

    Ucsf Medical Center
    Complete in 1982
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Plotzker & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Plotzker's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Memorial Medical Center

    • Doctors Medical Center of Modesto

    • Emanuel Medical Center

    • Stanislaus Surgical Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

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    • 18 Star Ratings
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    4.1 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plotzker to family and friends

    4.1 out of 5

    18 responses

    Dr. Plotzker's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.5 out of 5

    18 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    18 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.1 out of 5

    18 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    17 responses

    Experience with Dr. Plotzker

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.1 out of 5

    18 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.1 out of 5

    18 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.1 out of 5

    18 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.1 out of 5

    18 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Greater Modesto Medical Surgical Asscs
    1541 Florida Ave
    Modesto, CA 95350
    (209) 577-3388 (Office)
    (209) 342-3743 (Fax)
    • Parking: Parking is available in the front and back of building as well as in the parking garage located directly behind McHenry Medical Group.
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