Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Male • Age 72

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Plavidal has more experience with Gynecologic Care, Breast Care, and Obstetric Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities The Woman's Hospital of Texas and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Plavidal to book an appointment.


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Woman's Health Group

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Woman's Health Group7580 Fannin St Ste 335 Houston, TX 77054
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Dr Plavidal is the best OB GYN in Houston. Not only a fine diagnostician but has the best cheerful, kind professional manner on the planet! Wish I was having more babies - he is the most caring doctor around!
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Katherine Mikker – Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal..well, he's been my OB/GYN for at least 30 years now (through pregnancies & miscarriage), and I WOULDN'T CHANGE doctors even after moving nearly 30 miles away! He is a real person, meaning you the patient aren't just a number! He truly cares about YOU AS A PERSON, YOUR HEALTH, AND ALL YOUR QUESTIONS you may have. He's a HAPPY person, and it shows! Let's face it, I don't know one woman who looks forward to an annual exam where we are so exposed. His nurse is so pleasant and this exam seems to go less embarrassing, if you will, all because of Dr. P and his wonderful staff. He spends time with each and every patient, whatever time YOU need, he gives. In all these years, I don't ever recall him or his staff rushing to get me through the visit. God bless him & his lovely staff????
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Mare S – Jun 06, 2020
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I saw Dr. Plavidal in March for my yearly well woman exam. My visit went very well and Dr. Plavidal was his usual self, a good listener, very kind, caring about my health and explaining things to me that I don't always know what they mean. If you are looking for an excellent doctor consider Dr. Plavidal. You will not be disappointed.
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Dr plavidal is a wonderful doctor. He is very thorough and always answers questions in full detail. I would highly recommend Dr Plavidal to anyone looking for an excellent doctor.
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Dr. Plavidal has been my doctor for years through deliveries and OB/GYN CARE. He has an incredible bed-side manner and really provides specialized care for each individual as a patient. He will continue to be my doctor as long as he is in practice!
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Wendy Rasmussen – May 26, 2020
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I've used Dr. Plavidal for 36+ years. He’s one the most caring doctors I’ve ever been to. Never feel rushed and he's always ready to answer any questions I have. I’ve never considered going to another doctor. His office staff is great as well.
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Terri Mustin – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Plavidal is truly the best! He is very informative and thoroughly explains everything with great patience. My husband was truly impressed when he came to our baby checkup and he listened to him explain everything in great detail that we were seeing on my ultrasound. You really take in and understand what he’s telling you, which isn’t the case with most doctors. My husband said “I really like him. You can tell he’s a great doctor and very smart. He’s funny too, very likable guy. That makes me feel so much more comfortable with this process.” (I had just switched to him for this pregnancy and I was having my 3rd c-section and hubs was very nervous about it) I will never switch doctors, bc there is no better doctor in our opinion. We live an hour away and it’s worth every minute drive to get his exceptional medical skills and his great bedside manner. He’s a 5 STAR doctor!
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Brandi Sappington – Apr 12, 2020
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As a patient of Dr. Plavidal's for 40+ years...this was one of my absolute best decisions in selecting him as my physician when first relocating to Houston. Thank YOU for being one of the finest at what you do!
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I’ve been Dr Plavidal’s patient for years. He’s not only a great, one of the best doctors but he’s also a great human being!
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Most women dread their Well Woman’s Exam. I look forward to mine. Dr Plavidal takes his time with me, asking questions about my overall health. Explaining everything I should do and making sure I understand. He is Simply The Best ??
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Dr Plavidal is an amazing doctor I would recommend him to all of my family and friends. He has treated almost every woman in my family and we all think he's amazing!!!
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As someone who has been a patient of Dr. Plavidal's and as a doctor myself, I particularly appreciate the consistently warm,careful, compassionate, competent care and Dr. Plavidal's professional humility.He clearly keeps up with the latest research and innovations. I am grateful for his willingness to refer to a colleague when he feels that person has special knowledge/expertise when needed.
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Sharon R Young, Ph. D. – Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Plavidal has been my OBGYN for more than 20 years and he is one of the best doctor in the medical field. He is very professional and have great bedside manner. He cares for his patients and their well being. He always take his time to answer every question and any health concerns I have . He is my favorite doctor and I hope he will stay in practice for a long time to come. His staff is also friendly and very efficient. I would strongly recommend Dr. Plavidal for anyone who needs a good OBGYN.
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Michelle Nguyen – Feb 24, 2020
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The best doctor and staff in my books. Always treated with respect.
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Beverly LeBlanc – Feb 20, 2020
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Dr Plavidal always spends time making sure I understand what he is saying. Never do I feel like I am rushed to leave. I drive a distance in heavy traffic and pay to park, and will continue to visit to receive his good care.
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Staff is courteous and punctual! Dr. Plavidal has been a partner in my healthcare for many years. He listens to my concerns and gives me my options. I like that, having input in my care, pretty rare these days.
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Great doctor and staff. Highly recommended.
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I recently saw Dr. Plavidal for my annual well-woman visit. His expertise and bedside manner are some of the best in the medical field. I turned to Dr. Plavidal 20 years ago when we were expecting our third child. He's been my trusted care-giver ever since.
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Been seeing Dr Plavidal for 22 years and have driven 4 hours to see him when I didn’t live in Houston. I drive 60 miles now to see him and wouldn’t think about visiting anyone but him. He’s got your best interest in his heart. Such a blessing to have such a kind, caring, hardworking doctor like him!
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He’s the best doctor. Lucky to be his patient.
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Dr. Plavidal accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Typically treats 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Perimenopause
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Perimenopause more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Breast Care

Breast care includes screening and diagnostic procedures for breast cancer and other breast conditions to allow for prevention or early detection and provide effective treatment if necessary.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Breast Diseases more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Breast Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Breast Pain more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

Mastodynia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Mastodynia more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

Obstetric Care

Obstetric care specialists focus on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and through labor and delivery, including prenatal screening, treatment of complications, and vaginal or C-section delivery.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
High Risk Pregnancy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats High Risk Pregnancy more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal treats Encounters for Normal Pregnancies more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Pregnancy Ultrasound
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plavidal performs Pregnancy Ultrasound more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Plavidal performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Plavidal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Amniocentesis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

I am committd to providing you with the best professional healthcare. My office provides a relaxed, comfortable, friendly and personalized atmosphere. My goal is to give every patient the time they require to feel their needs have been met. I feel this concept builds a strong physician/patient relationship. My Staff and I are here to make sure your visit exceeds your expectations.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1976
Baylor
Residency Hospital
1973
Baylor
Internship Hospital
1972
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1970
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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The Woman's Hospital of Texas

Houston, TX

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)