Dr. Richard Plotzker, MD

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Specializes in Gastroenterology • Male • Age 63

1541 Florida Ave Ste 100
Modesto, CA 95350
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Dr. Plotzker's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Plotzker

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
McHenry Medical Group
McHenry Medical Group
1541 Florida Ave Ste 100
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
    2
    • 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
    • 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
    • Gastroparesis
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    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • 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
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Plotzker's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 4 hospitals where Dr. Plotzker has admitting privileges:

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    • Memorial Medical Center

    • Doctors Medical Center of Modesto

    • Emanuel Medical Center

    • Stanislaus Surgical Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Plotzker

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plotzker to family and friends

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    above
    national average

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    Dr. Plotzker's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    14 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    14 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    14 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 13 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Plotzker
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    14 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    14 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    14 responses
    same as
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    14 responses
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    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Plotzker accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    • MultiPlan
    • Tricare
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    Office Locations

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    McHenry Medical Group
    1541 Florida Ave Ste 100
    Modesto, CA 95350
    (209) 577-3388 (Office)
    (209) 523-0764 (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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