Dr. Alan Plotner, MD

Dr. Alan Plotner, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Gastroenterology

Dr. Alan Plotner, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Reston, VA. He is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Gastro Health

Gastro Health - Reston1939 Roland Clarke Pl Ste 200 Reston, VA 20191
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Plotner is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center Reston, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Plotner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Plotner

4.2

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Plotner is an excellent gastroenterologist who is very knowledgeable and always attentive to my concerns. He has a keen sense of humor and take time to listen to his patients. I cannot recommend Dr. Plotner highly enough. His office staff are also very nice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dev – Dec 31, 2021
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Great doctor. Provides complete explanation of what is happening and follow-on results
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 08, 2021
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The doctor was professional but considering it was a virtual visit I felt like more time should have been spent hearing me out. I didn't even finish explaining all the symptoms before I felt like I was being hurried along, and this was after starting late as they were already running behind. With an incomplete picture of my symptoms I don't know how reliable the next steps are.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Zack – Jan 20, 2021
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Online appointment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael H Nissley – Dec 10, 2020
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This was the second time Dr. Plotner performed my procedure and will continue to do so unless I move out of state. Each time I received exceptional service from Dr. Plotner and his staff. After returning from, Charlotte in the Spring I knew I still needed to see a gastroenterologist as part of my overall health exam and as recommended by my PCP there. Once I returned home I knew I would schedule an appt with his office. I never considered any other doctor. The entire team makes an unpleasant but necessary procedure absolutely tolerable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SA Crocker – Nov 17, 2020
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He listens, explains procedures, listens to patient and narrows options for treatment. II have confidence in his skills and expertise.
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Nov 09, 2020
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My visit was virtual so cannot comment on office environment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eileen – Oct 18, 2020
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We did a video camera visit. Dr. Plotner set me at ease and listened to any worries or concerns I had with my health issues. He answered all my questions. Jeanne S. October 2020
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 15, 2020
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Dr. Plotner has great bedside manner. He is friendly and supportive. Very happy with his service and the entire GI Group he works with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Szydloski – Sep 26, 2020
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I had an excellent zoom meeting with Dr Plotner. Very upbeat & informative. The nurses I spoke to on the phone leading up to my meeting & making an appointment were very kind & extremely helpful. I have all the confidence with Dr Plotner leading up to my procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maureen Miller – Sep 09, 2020
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Very chill demeanor, smart doctor.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanne M. – Aug 30, 2020
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Zoom visit with Dr Plotner went very well! He listened then told me what he thought should be done. I concurred with him and things were put in motion to get some testing done. It was not a rushed visit and he was very nice. Thank you Dr Plotner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Blanche Hountz – Aug 11, 2020
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Because of the lock down, it was done electronically. I did not feel rushed, Dr. Plotner listened, responded and gave his recommendations (which did the trick.) I would definitely go back to him, if necessary, and would have no reservations about recommending him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 11, 2020
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The call with Dr. Plotner was pleasant and informative. He is always thorough. This is why I keep coming back to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill C – Apr 22, 2020
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Dr Plotner is wonderful. I highly recommend him. His ability to make me feel relaxed under difficult circumstances, is unsurpassed. I've been a patient for 15+ years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Quigley – Feb 11, 2020
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Consistently outstanding treatment and monitoring over 15 year period. I came to him with severe pain and he quickly brought it under control, and I have been symptom-free since that time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 17, 2020
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Dr Plotner was pleasant and informative as usual. I very much trust Dr. Plotner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jackson – Dec 28, 2019
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Got to see the doctor 1 hour after my appointment time. Went in to get some insight into my digestion problems, all I got was pressure to have a colonoscopy. Not pleased
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Plotner is an extremely efficient, effective and personable doctor, making for a pleasant interchange. He provided all the needed information in detail and responded to all questions. The wait was relatively short, the people involved all friendly and very helpful. A well run office supported by very professional staff. Dr. Plotner is a delight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Wein – Nov 20, 2019
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The staff was very personable and professional, Dr.Plotner had great bedside manner, put my husband and I at ease right away.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Walter and Emma Maxwell – Nov 20, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Plotner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Constipation
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plotner treats Constipation more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Plotner treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plotner treats Dysphagia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Plotner treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plotner treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Plotner treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Plotner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Plotner accepts the following insurance:

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HealthKeepers-VA HMO
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Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
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KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
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Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
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Blue Card PPO
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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HealthPartners
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Humana
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About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Alan Plotner, MD?

Call (703) 661-9598 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Alan Plotner, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Plotner has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Alan Plotner, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alan Plotner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Plotner frequently treats Constipation, Dysphagia, and Diverticulitis, Intestinal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Plotner treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Plotner, MD's office located?

Dr. Plotner's office is located at 1939 Roland Clarke Pl Ste 200, Reston, VA 20191. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Alan Plotner, MD speak?

Dr. Plotner speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)