Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD

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Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Plaisance has extensive experience in Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. He graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007. He is affiliated with Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD

Cardiology Specialists of Birmingham

800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 510 Birmingham, AL 35205
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Plaisance is affiliated with Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham Birmingham, 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.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Plaisance

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Plaisance treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Plaisance treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 939-7100.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Plaisance is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Plaisance
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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Check Dr. Plaisance's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Plaisance's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Eisenmenger's Complex
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(205) 939-7100

Dr. Plaisance accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Plaisance's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Plaisance

4.4

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(10)
4 Stars
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(0)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
1 Star
8.333333333333334%
(1)
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Dr. Plaisance was one of the team of cardiologists treating my mom. He was nice but clearly had no idea how to treat my mom and kept insisting that she be sent home even though she had fluid accumulation in her entire body, even around her heart, and the medicines he was prescribing weren't working. After he suggested she be sent home, she ended up back in the same place weeks later but worst. I'm a PhD, cancer biologist with my own lab and Dr. Plaisance was very intimidated by me asking questions concerning his regimen that was clearly not working. He was super defensive and wouldn't listen at all. Ultimately, my mom passed away because they never figure out the issue. Dr. Plaisance may have a nice demeanor but he lacks the ability to think critically and indepth about the issue and that kind of shallowness and disinterest is detrimental to healthcare; would recommend pretty much anyone else over him
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 13, 2022
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Failed to communicate developing issues also failed to act on them. Worst ever. Now have completely blocked carotid artery
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Plaisance explains every procedure, expected outcome and long range plans. Dr. Plaisance was my husband admitting Cardiologist, during an extended hospital stay Dr. Plaisance was always caring,honest,took the time to answer all questions and even show concern for family staying long emotional hours. My husband passed away during that stay, Dr. Plaisance stayed with our family the last hour, he prayed for us and with us, held our hand and eased our mind in knowing he received excellent care.
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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Joy Warren in Anniston, AL – Dec 15, 2018
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He really cares about his patients and takes the time to answer questions.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Patricia A in Birmingham, AL – Jan 17, 2017
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Kind attention to my questions, a confident recommendation for treatments, prompt appointments, competent, friendly staff, and professional and calm office atmosphere.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Anna in Pelham, AL – Jan 16, 2017
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Spends time explaining things to you.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Irving, TX – Jan 15, 2017
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My only criticism is that after having told Dr. Plaisance that I was on social security and Medicare, I was prescribed a blood pressure medication that would cost me $400 a month. Needless to say, I refused the medication at the pharmacy. Upon my next trip to my primary care physician, a call was made to his office, and a new and less costly medicine was prescribed.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Glynna, D in Birmingham, AL – Jan 13, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Plaisance has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2013
University Of Kentucky
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Residency Hospital
2007
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Plaisance frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Plaisance specializes.

Where is Dr. Benjamin Plaisance, MD's office located?

Dr. Plaisance's office is located at 800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 510, Birmingham, AL 35205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Cardiology Specialists of Birmingham800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 510 Birmingham, AL 35205
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)