Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD

Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 51

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Elkins Park, PA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Plastaras to book an appointment.

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Moss Rehab Physical Medicine Associates

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Einstein Practice Plan, Inc60 Township Line Rd Elkins Park, PA 19027
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12 S 23 St Ofc Ctr Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dr. Plastaras' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Plastaras

3.4

Based on 17 ratings

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Very painful epidural injection. He just kind of powered through. No empathy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pen freak – Aug 12, 2021
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Dr Plastaras is an amazing physician & person. I have never had an appointment with him that he was not concerned about how everything was going in my life, not just my spine. There are very few doctors that take the time to do this with patients, I appreciated that total person care. The pain issues with my spine are taken seriously, options are offered and we discuss the options as a team & outcomes are always 100% positive. Dr. Plastaras is the best I could ask for.
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
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Happy Patient – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Plastaras is a phenomenal physician. He is knowledgeable in many aspects of medicine, not just in his specialty. He treats the entire person not just their spine as a separate entity, he looks into the physical as well as what’s occurring in his patient’s life. I trust him 100% & am thankful I have him as my doctor.
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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PA – Aug 02, 2019
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Dr Plastaras is one of the most compassionate and skilled physicians I have ever met. I was referred to him by another extremely grateful patient when I was suffering from a pinched nerve in my neck that other doctors had been unable to treat. I have since referred many of my own patients, family and friends to Dr Plastaras, and everyone has been exceptionally satisfied. Just wish there were more physicians like him.
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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Fran in Philadephia, PA – Apr 28, 2019
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This review is for Dr. Plastaras not his fellows. He is a wonderful doctor. He listened to me and restored my faith in the system and the possibility of an accurate diagnosis and getting better. He knowlegdeable and supportive and he cares.
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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Leah H. in Philadelphia – Aug 01, 2018
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This "doctor" has an over inflated ego and zero compassion for his patients. When I asked to be referred to a surgeon, he told me "I'll refer you to someone who has been in practice for 30 years, but if he doesn't think your case is bad enough, he doesn't need your business" Dr. Plastaras treated me as though I am uneducated and not in pain when I've had an injury for 11 years and consulted numerous spine specialists. Dr. Plastaras treated me like a client, not a patient. Don't waste your time
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Valerie McDonnell in Franklinville NJ – Mar 28, 2018
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Dr Plastaras and his staff, including Fellows, have gone above and beyond to locate and identify the source of, and treat my pain. I would recommend Dr Plastaras to anyone experiencing spine or skeletal related pain.
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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Mar 02, 2018
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Condescending and entitled
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Dr. Plastaras' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plastaras treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Plastaras treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plastaras treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Plastaras treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plastaras treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Plastaras' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Operative Physical Therapy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Elkins Park, PA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2000
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
Einstein Medical Center, Transitional Internship
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honorable Mention Award in the DEBUT Biomedical Challenge Alpha version constructed: “The Falcon Project: InjectAlign – A Spinal Injection Guidance Device” Collaborators: Mahesh Murali, Michelle Bubear, Gabriel Seidner, Paweorn Angsutararux Plastaras role: Expert Advisor Undergraduate Senior Design, April 30, 2012
  • Harris Resident, Recognition for demonstrating academic excellence through educational initiative and motivation for learning. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1998
  • Outstanding Performance in Problem Based Learning Awarded by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in recognition of outstanding performance in Problem Based Learning 2006- 2007, 2007
  • Walter E. Heller Fellowship, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1999
  • Outstanding Spanish Student, Emory University, 1993
  • Best Pain & Spine Medicine Podium Presentation, October 4, 2013
  • “Dynamic Docs” most skilled and best trained physicians – PhiladelphiaLife Magazine. Readers casted votes on PhiladelphiaLifeMag.com to tell which physicians they turn to when it comes to keeping them and their families healthy., August 2013
  • Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society, Emory University, 1993
  • U.S. Bone & Joint Decade Young Clinical Investigators Initiative Workshop Awarded by the United States Bone and Joint Decade Research Committee to promising junior faculty researchers that have been nominated by their department chair, March 28-29, 2009
  • U.S. Bone & Joint Decade Young Clinical Investigators Initiative Workshop Awarded by the United States Bone and Joint Decade Research Committee to promising junior faculty researchers that have been nominated by their department chair, May 2-4, 2008
  • North American Spine Society – Best Papers Session (<1% of submissions achieve this recognition) Smuck M, Maxwell M, Kennedy D, Rittenberg J, Plastaras C. “Utility of the anesthetic test dose to avoid catastrophic injury during cervical transforaminal epidural injections” San Francisco, California, November 11, 2009
  • 2 nd place abstract award: Midwest Pain Society Scientific Session, October 2015
  • Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student. Temple University, 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University, 1995
  • “Best Case Report”. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Bayruns TJ, Angiolillo F, Beery T, Plastaras C. “Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Following a Two Level IDET Procedure: A Case Study” Poster Presentation, Awarded “Best Case Report”. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Conference, Va, October 14-16, 2011
  • “Best Case Report”. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Bayruns TJ, Angiolillo F, Beery T, Plastaras C. “Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Following a Two Level IDET Procedure: A Case Study” Poster Presentation, Awarded “Best Case Report”. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Conference., October 14-16, 2011
  • 2nd place abstract award at Midwest Pain Society Scientific Session, October 2014
  • Helen Cooper Award, Voted as best senior resident teacher by peers Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2000
  • Best Musculoskeletal Medicine Research Poster Presentation Sung W, Abraham M, Plastaras C, Silfies S, Wattananon P. “Trunk Neuromuscular Control is Impaired in Patients with Mechanical Low Back Pain and Improves Following a Lumbar Stabilization Program.”, November 17, 2012
  • “Best Docs” – SuburbanLife - PhiladelphiaLife Magazine. Best Doctors 2015-2016 :A healthy dose of the area’s leading physicians, as chosen by their peers and our readers. Named one of 24 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians in the Philadelphia region., August 2015
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award Awarded by the Northwestern University Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residents in recognition of excellence in teaching and outstanding commitment to education, 2005
  • Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, Emory University, 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Education Contributions 7/1/09 to 11/30/09 Penn Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 12/21/2009
  • Harrison Memorial Fund Grant Award, $5,000 grant to fund physical therapy visit copays for patients that cannot afford it, August 2011
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Member
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Member
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists, Member
  • Division of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Pennsylvania Health System, Chief, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • KaiserFreedman Spine and Sports Clinical Fellowship at RIC Northwestern University Northwestern University Medical School Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Co-Director
  • Medical Informatics Resident Computer Lab Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Co-Director
  • Musculoskeletal Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Medicine MossRehab, Co-Director
  • North American Spine Society, Member
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Associate Director
  • Opioid Prescription Reduction Workgroup Member University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Pennsylvania Health System, Member
  • Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Member
  • Penn Spine Center University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Pennsylvania Health System, Director
  • Penn Spine Center University of Pennsylvania Health System Spine Service Line University of Pennsylvania Health System Neuroscience Service Line, Physician
  • Penn Spine Sports Musculoskeletal Clinical Fellowship University of Pennsylvania Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Pennsylvania Health System, Director
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Northwestern University Medical School Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chief, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Intervention Society, Member
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What are Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Plastaras frequently treats Back Pain, Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Plastaras treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Plastaras, MD's office located?

Dr. Plastaras' office is located at 60 Township Line Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Plastaras is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)