Dr. David Ploss, MD

Dr. David Ploss, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

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Dr. David Ploss, MD is a cardiology specialist in Lakeport, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Read his story

Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute

475 N Forbes St

Lakeport, CA 95453
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid

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Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 96% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Septal Defect
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Ploss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ploss "Dr. David R. Ploss is a board certified cardiologist with over twenty years of active practice experience. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1987. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University of California San Francisco followed by a fellowship in cardiology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. He then completed a second fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining the Adventist Heart Institute, Dr. Ploss grew the Pacific Heart Group to become the largest cardiology practice in Humboldt County. He has served in many leadership roles throughout his career, including Chief of Staff and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. His most recent leadership role is Chief of Medicine for Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Dr. Ploss assisted the Community Health Clinic System and St. Joseph Hospital to develop and direct a community Congestive Heart Failure Clinic in Humboldt County. Prior to this, Dr. Ploss was at the Dayton Heart Center in Dayton, Ohio where he developed the cardiac electrophysiology program. Dr. Ploss brings with him many years of excellence and experience. He is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association. He is interested in the arts and local politics and previously served as president of the Redwood Art Association."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California-San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California-San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • West La Vamc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ploss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. David Ploss, MD
The diagnosis Dr. Ploss gave me delayed the best treatment plan I could have received. I ended up went to ER and had a pace making put in. I would rather go cardiologist in Santa Rosa or in Bay area in the future.
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Ken E – Mar 22, 2017
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Dr. Ploss is terrific! Extremely knowledgeable and explains things well. The man cares! I've had a multitude of cardiac issues and he jumps on them right away. I went into A-flutter one Sunday and called him to get advice on what hospital to go to on Monday. He said, "Meet me at Ukiah Valley...Read More
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Dan Hobbs in Kelseyville, CA – Feb 03, 2017
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We waited 40 minutes to be seen with no apology from the staff or Dr. Ploss. He apparently did not have time for my father while repeatedly interrupted his complaints of dizziness. We understand it is the end of the day, however we drove hours to see him! Will not come back at all!
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Mr. C in Napa, CA – Sep 16, 2016
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With the level of care he provided, I would never come back to him. He made poor judgement and outcome.
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Anaheim, CA – Aug 19, 2016
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He has been right with his diagnosis from the beginning. Worth the drive to Garberville!
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Ken E in Eureka, CA – Feb 10, 2016
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