Dr. Barbara Plucknett, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female

Advanced Gynecology Associates 743 Jefferson Ave Ste 203 Scranton, PA 18510 Get Directions
Dr. Barbara Plucknett, MD

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. Dr. Plucknett is affiliated with Regional Hospital of Scranton, Wilkes - Barre General Hospital, Moses Taylor Hospital, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Geisinger - Community Medical Center.

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Dr. Plucknett's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
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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  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Christiana Hospital Med Center Del

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Christiana Hospital Med Center Del

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Greater Baltimore Med Center

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • 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