Dr. Lauren Ploch, MD

Dermatology •  Female • Age 40
  
Dr. Ploch
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Georgia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, LLC

2283 Wrightsboro Rd Augusta, GA 30904

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(706) 733-3373

Dr. Lauren Ploch, MD is a Dermatologist in Augusta, GA. Dr. Ploch has more experience with Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatologic Care, and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in her area. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ploch to book an appointment.


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(706) 733-3373

Dr. Ploch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Network
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ploch

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ploch treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ploch treats other conditions, please contact the office at (706) 733-3373.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Dr. Ploch typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Acne
Hair Loss
Skin Discoloration
Excision of Skin Lesion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Dr. Ploch typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 27 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Skin Infections
Keloid Scar
Dermatitis
Acne
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Ploch typically treats 54% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Actinic Keratosis
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Skin Cancer
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Ploch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

Dr. Ploch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ploch

4.0

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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1 Star
21.73913043478261%
(5)
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Tried calling today, 2 times at 11:34 and 11:36 am. Phone just rang and rang, finally it just disconnected both times. Not even a voice mail picked up. Sorry, will look for another doctor
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keyster – Sep 22, 2020
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I have been extremely satisfied with Dr Ploch. She has been very professional and explained what she found and treated or referred me to additional specialist as needed. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. Worlds above my previous Dermatologist who seemed to think most everything could be solved with liquid nitrogen and “just have you wife keep an eye on it”.
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Don Ralon – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr Ploch was everything I expected and hoped for. She did what needed, asked the right questions, took the appropriate actions. The staff were great, excellent experience.
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Steve Patterson – Nov 06, 2019
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Over the years I have gone to three dermatologists, all very good. 2 are retired now. I was referred to Dr. Ploch in December 2018. I am 65 and paying for my younger years playing at the beach, fishing on the river, and lots of other outdoor activities. Since January I have seen Dr. Ploch several times. In my opinion, Dr. Ploch, Alexis, and all the other staff members I have dealt with at Georgia Dermatology are models of efficiency and compassion. The best way to summarize is this team has my trust and faith.
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May 02, 2019
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This was my first visit. Check in was completed quickly by efficient staff. Dr. Ploch saw me shortly afterwards and completed my full body scan thoroughly, addressing issues as she went. She "froze" one area of concern and biopsied another that was troubling. I was then sent home with verbal and written instructions on how to care for the wounds. Will be seeing her for follow up in a few weeks. Very good experience.
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Mar 25, 2019
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I was not impressed with this doctor at all. She came into the room for maybe 5 minutes. Talked to me like she was reading straight from a textbook. Wasn’t really interested in listening to the issues going on. She rushed through the visit and was a bit rude. Maybe she was having a bad day, I don’t know but she wasn’t very professional. This was my first visit and will definitely be my last!! The ladies at the front desk were very nice. I will be finding another doctor!!
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nichole in SC – Nov 10, 2018
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HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ploch. I have worked for a dermatologist in the area and he lacks greatly in addressing cosmetic concerns compared with Dr. Ploch. She has also removed a cancerous spot for me and sutured it. She has been very thorough in providing resolutions to decrease the scar since it is visible. I have also had Botox with her and she is skillful with this procedure. Alexis is also incredibly professional, warm, and understanding...I always feel comfortable with both of them.
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
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Jess R. in Augusta, GA – Aug 04, 2018
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Had a great experience during my recent visit. I received a FULL skin check and had never had one before, although I've been seeing other dermatologists for over 20 years. Dr. Ploch was very thorough. She lectured me about coming in sunburned and talked about sunscreen, but I expected this from a dermatologist. I only had to wait about 10 minutes for my appointment. They seemed very busy and the waiting room was full. I would call in advance for an appointment if you need a specific day/time.
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
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Stacy in Augusta, GA – Jul 20, 2018
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Dr. Ploch is very professional. She always answers my questions and I trust what she recommends for treatment. She does sometimes seem rushed. The only other thing is sometimes it takes longer than I think is normal to make a regular appointment because of the limited number of days the doctor is in the office. Happy overall and would highly recommend to others.
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Feb 03, 2018
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Excellent Dermatologist, highly recommended!
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Amy in Augusta, GA – Aug 23, 2017
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I am very impressed with this location and Dr. Ploch. Whoever made the appointment was so sweet and caring. I arrived early - no issues with signing in and doing paperwork. Within 15 minutes, I was called to the back. The nurse was so polite and sweet. When the Doctor came in she immediately introduced herself and made me comfortable. She explained every detail of what was being done and what she wanted me to do to help with the prevention of my issue. I absolutely would recommend Dr. Ploch.
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Delma in Badillo – Jun 15, 2017
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Professional and friendly - great staff too
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Jima in Augusta, GA – Sep 14, 2016
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Care Philosophy

It is the mission of Georgia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center to provide the highest quality dermatological care in an efficient and compassionate...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

Tulane Department Of Dermatology
Residency Hospital
Tulane Affil
Internship Hospital
Tulane Department Of Internal Medicine
Internship Hospital
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Georgia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, LLC

Georgia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, LLC2283 Wrightsboro Rd Augusta, GA 30904
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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