Dr. Gary Pennington, MD

Dr. Gary Pennington, MD

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Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. Gary Pennington, MD is a cosmetic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, surgery, and more.Read his story

Crystal Clinic Orthopedics Ctr

3925 Embassy Pkwy Ste 300

Akron, OH 44333
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Care
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid

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Melanoma
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more than 5% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
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more than 5% of peers
Trigger Finger
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Pennington's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pennington "Dr. Pennington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pennington "Dr. Pennington is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery. He has special interests in hand surgery, complex extremity reconstruction, advanced skin cancer reconstruction, melanoma and cosmetic surgery.Dr. Pennington was born in Westchester, Pa. His family moved many times in his first few years , but settled in Ashland, Ky., near both of his parents' homes. Growing up in a small town in the Appalachian Mountains, his parents instilled a sense of family values, frequently traveling into the hart of Appalachia visiting grandparents. His father, an engineer, and his mother, an operating room nurse, expected hard work in life and school. Dr. Pennington graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, Ky., in 1977. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, then continuing on to the College of Medicine and graduating in 1985. Dr. Pennington completed his general surgery training in West Virginia prior to completing his plastic surgery training in Akron, Ohio. One year of intense training in hand and microsurgery surgery was completed at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microvascular Surgery in Louisville, Ky., in 1993. He has been in the private practice of plastic surgery for over 20 years.Dr. Pennington and his wife, Paula, have two grown children, Jessica and Kevin. Jessica lives in Lexington, Ky., and is the animal cruelty investigator for Fayette County and a dog trainer. Kevin lives in Doylestown and works for Acme Markets.Dr.Pennington and Paula travel several times a year with recent trips to Yellowstone, Glacier, and The Great Smokey Mountains National Parks. Frequent trips to Florida and the Caribbean to satisfy winter fishing and warmth occur yearly. They currently reside in New Franklin."
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3  Specialties

  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

7  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Akron City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ohio Valley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Pennington's Reviews

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4.7

Based on 66 reviews

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1 Star
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Anonymous – Sep 14, 2018
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I had a bad accident and Dr. Pennington was able to repair the damage and was able to answer my questions honestly and quickly. Very flexible with follow up appointments as well. Highly recommend!
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Michael S. – Sep 14, 2018
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Very helpful
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Lindsey M. – Aug 21, 2018
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My experience with this surgery was fantastic. Dr. Pennington and the entire Hospital staff was very caring, polite and professional. I wish I would of had my surgery done years ago. I will have any other surgeries needed, here at Crystal /clinic in the future.
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Robert C. – Aug 21, 2018
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Dr. Pennington is amazing. He listens carefully and explains everything very thoroughly. I had bilateral carpal tunnel release and THE NEXT day I had relief from the pain and numbness that had been bothering me for years. My only regret is that I didn't have it done sooner.
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