Dr. Mickey Plymale, MD

Dr. Mickey Plymale, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mickey Plymale, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Lexington, SC. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years.

104 Saluda Pointe Dr

Lexington, SC 29072

Contact Information

(803) 296-9340

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Dr. Plymale's Experience

Dr. Plymale's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.


  • Marshall University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Marshall University
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Asmi Al Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Plymale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Plymale's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plymale to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Plymale's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Gilbert |
Dr. Plymale is an excellent physician. He is conservative but is definitely willing to go the extra mile if the situation does not improve. He explains things in layman's terms and takes time to answer questions and explain what he is doing. He will also refer to other physicians if he feels the problem is not in his scope of practice. Would definitely recommend. Have had two surgeries, one shoulder and one elbow. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
Columbia, SC |
I went to Dr. Plymale for a knee problem that I've had for years. Not to mention a previous lateral release on the same knee. I was told to start therapy for 8 weeks and buy new shoes! I felt like I was being brushed off. I went back and ask for a MRI. He finally ordered one and when I went back for the results he said it's fine. I mean you have some ACL degeneration and some other issues , but I'm not touching your knee! I was furious! I'm only 28! Definitely getting a 2nd opinion.
Irmo, SC |
Having worked myself for over 7 years in an orthopedic office - I was not impressed with Dr. Plymale. He rushed through the exam, explained everything at a rapid pace that non-medical patients probably wouldn't understand, and became irritated when I refused a treatment that had caused me adverse reactions in the past, opting for a more conservative treatment. I really got the impression that he felt I - a middle aged lady with a knee strain, and not some top athlete - was wasting his time.
Columbia, SC |
Vague, uninterested & quick to rush you out....Super disappointment in my first and last visit with this doctor. Save your time and money, I now have to wait a few more weeks to meet another physician since this was a total waste of time. I would maybe consider referring him to an ex-spouse or life long enemy.
Columbia, SC |
Absolutely awful. There's a difference between poor bedside manners and poor advice. I've never experience such disappointing service as I did with Plymale.
in Columbia, SC |
I did not feel he was adequately focused on my knee injury, and the explanation he offered was vague and unhelpful. It was not a useful visit for me.
in sumter |
An overall great experience working with this dr for surgery. He cares and is great at what he doesn't and it shows. Definitely would recommend to others.
I had been seeing another doctor for years, I came to him to get a second opinion. In the 15 minutes he spent with me I understood my condition more and felt more comfortable with him than the doctor I had seen for awhile! He was very thorough, and spent a lot of time explaining to me what was going on, my treatment options, and answering all of my questions. I will definitely be going to Dr.Plymale from now on!
Camden, SC |
First visit:for knee, new provider cost 162.00,any return visits for your knee,office visit will be cheaper,since it won't be considered a first time office visit.You still need to pay extra for any xrays and procedures performed.But go back to the office for any other problem but your knee, you will be charged 162.00 AGAIN, because it is considered a new provider problem. The staff only know how to plug in numbers and NO ONE knows how to put a credit on a bill. A shame loyalty doesn't reward.
in Lexington SC |
Dr. Plymale is by far the best been seeing him for years. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He genuinely cares about what's going thru and he will fight for you.
in Lexington, SC |
I went to him for a knee injury. He did not examine my knee. He look at the x-ray and state I had osteoarthritis. He did order a MRI. Dr. Plymale prescribed a light weight wheel chair but my insurance denied it because in my medical history he answered no to other health conditions. I have autoimmune diseases and in poor health. I am on Social Security Disability because of my poor health.
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Dr. Plymale accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Plymale has admitting privileges

Providence Health
2435 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29204
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Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
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