Dr. James Plotnik, MD

Dr. James Plotnik, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(12)
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Dr. James Plotnik, MD is an ophthalmic surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

1920 E Cambridge Ave Ste 203

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • 22 More

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Esotropia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diplopia
very high
more than 91% of peers
Hypertropia
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
39

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor, 2005, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Plotnik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Plotnik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plotnik to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Plotnik's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Phoenix, AZ |
Unhappy with results of his surgery after presenting with double vision, I had a second opinion at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Clinic. Had Plotnick done proper, thorough testing, he'd have seen that it was not a matter of my eyes being corrected, but my brain not being able to coordinate images. Therefore, the surgery I'd had was not only unnecessary, but made things slightly worse; even the prisms glued to my eyeglass lenses were useless. Plotnick's arrogance and indifference were breathtaking.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
We LOVE Dr. Plotnik!! He has seen our son for the past 6 years. The Office staff is always very courteous and kind. Dr. Plotnik takes his time with each patient and you know you have his undivided attention when he is with you. He makes you feel like you are his only patient! We HIGHLY recommend Dr. Plotnik!
in Gilbert, AZ |
Extremely incompetent office and Dr. Plotnik can be moody. He does not communicate well.
in phoenix |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Plotnik accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Care 1st Health Plan
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Choice of Arizona
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • Humana
    Gold
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Self Pay
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians

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Hospitals where Dr. Plotnik has admitting privileges

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Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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