Dr. James L. Plotnik, MD

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Dr. James L. Plotnik, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery | Male

Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists 1920 E Cambridge Ave Ste 203, Phoenix, AZ 85006 Get Directions
(480) 835-0709

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Dr. Plotnik specializes in Ophthalmic Surgery and practices in Phoenix, AZ. He practices at 2 locations.

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      3.7 based on 9 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Doctor is very good but the staff from the Scottsdale office is HORRIBLE & UNORGANIZED. Hard to talk to someone when you call, good luck getting a call back if you leave a message, you have to call several times to get them to send the prescription over to your pharmacy, horrible when it comes to surgery arrangements and instructions. YOU HAVE TO PAY UPFRONT EVEN IF YOU HAVE MET THE MAXIMUM OUT OF POCKET! The lady from the billing (Tamara) is super rude. She would not re-verify your benefits.
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Blocked Tear Duct
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cataract
      • Chalazion
      • Diplopia
      • Ectropion of Eyelid
      • Esotropia
      • Exotropia
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Glaucoma
      • Headache
      • Hypertropia
      • Hypotropia
      • Keratitis
      • Lazy Eye
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Nystagmus
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinoblastoma
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Still's Disease
      • Strabismus
      • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
      • Stye
      • Tear Duct Disorders
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
      • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
      • Excision of Chalazion
      • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Goniotomy
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
      • Repair of Eye Laceration
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University of Michigan Medical School

        Graduated in 1989

      • Internship Hospital
        Cleveland Clinic

        Completed in 1990

      • Residency Hospital
        Cleveland Clinic Hospital
      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Colorado

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor, 2005, 2010
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Ophthalmic Surgery
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Plotnik's Office & Staff

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      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Plotnik

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients