Dr. John Plankeel, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Plankeel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates

2512 Langhorne Rd Lynchburg, VA 24501

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(434) 528-2194

Dr. John Plankeel, MD is a pulmonologist in Lynchburg, VA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.


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(434) 528-2194

Dr. Plankeel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Practice Areas

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Emphysema more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel performs Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 93% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Emphysema more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Plankeel performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Plankeel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Pulmonary Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plankeel treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Plankeel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Dr. Plankeel's conditions and procedures:

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Polysomnography With CPAP Titration
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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I really can't say enough about Dr Plankeel. He not only saved my life, he gave me hope. He started me on a new drug for my heart to help my arteries pump blood better which would be an asset to my weak lungs. I am doing things I use to enjoy again. There is no other doctor for me. He is very patient and listens to you and he truly cares. His staff is the best and caring people. It's ALL GOOD ??
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Cynthia Pinn in Lynchburg, VA – Feb 14, 2019
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Dr. Plankeel saved my life. I have always admired the time he takes to listen and discuss you different options of treatments, he makes you feel at ease. I would like to HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. JOHN PLANKEEL
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About Me

My role is to make an accurate diagnosis and to stay up to date on the most cutting-edge treatments to assure my patients receive the best medical care available. Beyond that, I feel that carefully listening to my patient's concer...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Duke University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates

Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates2512 Langhorne Rd Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

Lynchburg, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)