Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD

Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 74

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Plavidal has extensive experience in Gynecologic Conditions. He is affiliated with medical facilities The Woman's Hospital of Texas and Hca Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, winners of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Serene ObGyn

Woman's Health Group7580 Fannin St Ste 335a Houston, TX 77054
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  • 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 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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He treats you like family. He’s the best of the best. Words couldn’t describe how amazed we are with how he handles situations and his knowledge. This is my first baby and we’re blessed to have him as our doctor.
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  • 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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Alison Langford – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr Plavidal is fantastic. He cared for me for both my pregnancies. Highly recommend 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
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Emily Smith – Aug 03, 2020
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Dr. Plavidal is the best. He takes the time to listen. He gives reasons and options. He delivered both my children and it was the best experience. He also has a sense of humor that is geared to putting his patients at ease. I would highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JRG – Jul 24, 2020
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I have used Dr. Plavidal for many years. He is awesome - the best in Houston! He is very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. He has the best personality and will have you laughing the whole time you're there. He listens to you and has answers for all your questions. I highly recommend Dr. Plavidal if you are in need of an OBGYN.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cindy Harmon – Jul 17, 2020
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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!
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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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????
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
  • Long wait times
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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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Jun 02, 2020
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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.
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
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!
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
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michèle Bertani – Mar 25, 2020
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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 ??
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
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Rosemary Harris – Mar 15, 2020
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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!!!
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
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Mineque – Mar 03, 2020
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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.
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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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.
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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Michelle Nguyen – Feb 24, 2020
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The best doctor and staff in my books. Always treated with respect.
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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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.
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
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Shirley Knape – Feb 20, 2020
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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.
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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Plavidal

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Plavidal treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Plavidal treats other conditions, please contact the office at (713) 795-5450.

Gynecologic Conditions

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Dr. Plavidal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenomyosis
  • Amniocentesis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Perimenopause
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • STD Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committd to providing you with the best professional healthcare. My office provides a relaxed, comfortable, friendly and personalized atmosphere....Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD, received his bachelor's degree in 1968 from the University of New Orleans. He went...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

Baylor College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Baylor College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Medical School
1970
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Plavidal frequently treats Gynecologic Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Plavidal specializes.

Where is Dr. Ferdinand Plavidal, MD's office located?

Dr. Plavidal's office is located at 7580 Fannin St Ste 335a, Houston, TX 77054. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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The Woman's Hospital of Texas

Houston, TX

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2022)

Hca Houston Healthcare Clear Lake

Webster, TX

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2022)

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

34 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021)