Dr. Barbara Plucknett, MD

Dr. Barbara Plucknett, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Barbara Plucknett, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Scranton, PA. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

743 Jefferson Ave Ste 203

Scranton, PA 18510

Contact Information

(570) 344-9997

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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.


  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Christiana Hospital Med Center Del
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Christiana Hospital Med Center Del
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Greater Baltimore Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Plucknett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Plucknett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plucknett to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Plucknett's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in scranton,PA |
Dr Plucknett, Shuker, and Bonafede are amazing Doctors and CRNP. Ive been with this practice for 3 years and will continue, I recommend this office to family and friends. They are always there when you need them. They have found and treated issues that doctors in the past have not found.
in Moscow, PA |
Very unhappy w/ the unprofessional behavior of this entire office. I was told to get cleared by my pcp & get bloodwork for a surgery on Oct 13th. I take time off work to get bloodwork done, it's not done, they can't "interrupt" the Dr now she's with patients. I've been at this lab now for over an hour and the tell me to bad they don't care it's not going to get done until later. LATER! I took time off work and don't have more time, well we will get back to you. That was at 8:35am it's 5:45 no cb
Wilkes Barre, PA |
her office staff are rude, they (or the doctor) dont return phone calls; the doctor herself acts very uninterested in your issues, and her PA gives the roughest female exams I have ever had. very very disappointed.
Franklin, TN |
I received two rescheduling fees of $50 before I even got in the door!! Needless to say, I never made it to the office! Very poor business management!! Rude staff!
Scranton, PA |
I've made so many attempts to contact this office but they never return messages. I'm now completely out of medication and have to start over with a new doctor. I've had appointment after appointment where I've left feeling like herded cattle. You sit and wait and wait then they rush through your visit. Steer clear.
Tunkhannock, PA |
I visited my OB as well as a Uro Gyn. Both reported I had a ANTERIOR COLPORRHAPHY which is an easy fix. Removal of it is a 30 min procedure and 2 week recovery. Went to Plucknett for a 3rd opinion. Was not permitted to see Plucknett specifically because her office policy did not allow for that. Her PA told me I needed a FULL hysterectomy!! I went here only because she was highly recommended but I cringe at the thought of what would have happened if I had only gone here and taken this advice!
in Carbondale, PA |
NEVER trust the office on whether they say your appointment will be covered or not. DO YOUR RESEARCH! I was told out of all my appointments that I would be covered and they even had me meet with the person who made the phone calls to negotiate coverage with my insurance. They said everything would be covered! They even forced me to stay when I mentioned I was feeling too hesitant to stay. I was terrified they would throw me in the loop and they did. If you are ever in this situation, LEAVE!!
in Clarks Summit, PA |
Do NOT let this woman operate on U!Do your OWN research!The advice Iwas given in the office by the dr and NP was WRONG!. I got CDIFF shortly after I let drplucknett use the robot 2take out my uterus,and BOTH ovaries!1was HEALTHY, one wasnot.This dr WANTS to operate on you! Don't let her!i saw the actual dr exactly 3 xs!new or appt; presurgery visit 2 sign the consent forms; and for 2 seconds in the operating suite.They ONLY want your money!took almost a year2get the cdiff under control! BEWARE!
in Scranton, PA |
I've been to different OB's for irregular and painful menses/infertility and thyroid issues and none have ever had a specific plan for me like she does. I have gone through 2 surgeries with her as well and she has given me so much hope that soon I will become a mother. She answers all my questions and educates me on things I didn't know. Overall she is amazing!!!!
in Scranton, PA |
I came to see the doctor today as a new patient. I wasn't told I will never meet or be seen by the doctor rather by a PA or nurse. A little swab for Pap smear @ a little breast massage & my visit as a new patient was over. I have serious concern having lost a sister to ovarian cancer. Where is the doctor to listen & answer questions? You just lost a future patient.
Scranton, PA |
Good doctor. Poorly managed office. Long wait times - ALWAYS. Billing messed up, too!!
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Dr. Plucknett accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Plucknett has admitting privileges

Geisinger - Community Medical Center
1800 Mulberry St
Scranton, PA 18510
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Regional Hospital of Scranton
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
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