Dr. John Plankeel, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 51

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. John Plankeel, MD is a Pulmonologist in Lynchburg, VA. He is affiliated with Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. John Plankeel, MD

Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates

2512 Langhorne Rd Lynchburg, VA 24501 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(434) 528-2194

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Plankeel is affiliated with Centra Lynchburg General Hospital Lynchburg, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Plankeel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Plankeel's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(434) 528-2194

Dr. Plankeel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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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 ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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3 people found this helpful
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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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3 people found this helpful
Gary R. Strock in Big Island, VA – Oct 18, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more


Dr Plankeel began practice in Lynchburg VA in 2003 after completing residency and fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified...Read more


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


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


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. John Plankeel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Plankeel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Plankeel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. John Plankeel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Plankeel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. John Plankeel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Plankeel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Plankeel frequently treats Sleep Apnea, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Plankeel treats.

Where is Dr. John Plankeel, MD's office located?

Dr. Plankeel's office is located at 2512 Langhorne Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates

Lynchburg Pulmonary Associates2512 Langhorne Rd Lynchburg, VA 24501

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Plankeel is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

Lynchburg, VA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)