Dr. James Plotnik, MD

Dr. James Plotnik, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. James Plotnik, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1989 and specializes in ophthalmic surgery.

1920 E Cambridge Ave Ste 203

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Information

(480) 835-0709

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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more than 97% of peers
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more than 91% of peers
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more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  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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16  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

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
12 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Plotnik's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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....more
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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...more
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Extremely incompetent office and Dr. Plotnik can be moody. He does not communicate well.
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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...more
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