Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD

UrologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Ponas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Affiliated Urologists, Ltd

5133 N Central Ave Ste 206 Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD is a Urology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ponas has more experience with Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ponas to book an appointment.

Dr. Ponas' Reviews

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3.5

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  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Staff friendliness (8)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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Met with him yesterday not sure what the bad reviews are you wanna a good dr or complain about wait time! He came highly recommended from my Brother who’s a dr and was very pleased with his regard to my health and How fast everything was moved to get my cancer out !
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James McLaughlin – Jun 28, 2020
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I have had appointments with Dr Ponas and EVERY time i have had to wait an inordinate amount of time. This last time after an hour i was told they were waiting for a room to be available. God only knows how long the wait would be. I had to pick my mother up from her school and had to reschedule. Even when you do see him he doesn't really have a caring attitude. I'm going to get another doctor!
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  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Phoenix – May 10, 2018
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I have been at Dr Ponas office for over 3 hrs to find out they had me in the wrong room waiting on the wrong doctor. Then finally when we saw Dr Ponas he had the worst bed side manners I have ever experienced Also was not accurate on anything about my situation.
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Phoenix,Az – Jun 14, 2017
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I liked that his office was right to business and I did not have to wait a long time to be seen.
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Phoenix, AZ – Feb 23, 2017
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I am deaf patient. Dr. Ponas has excellent patience and take his time to work with me via ASL Interpreter. He would assured that you understand this and that before doing next thing. He is awesome!
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Larry DeVenny in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD is a Urology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ponas has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Barnes Jewish Hospital, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza St. Louis, MO 63110
Fellowship Hospital
Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
Residency Hospital
Barnes Jewish Hospital, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza St. Louis, MO 63110
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ponas frequently treats Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal. See all practice areas where Dr. Ponas specializes.

Where is Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD's office located?

Dr. Ponas' office is located at 5133 N Central Ave Ste 206, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD speak?

Dr. Ponas speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ponas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ponas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ponas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 264-0608.

Urinary Conditions

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Dr. Ponas is experienced in the area of Urinary Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Ponas
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Polyuria
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Urinary Incontinence
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Urinary Calculi & Removal

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Urinary Calculi & Removal specialists.

Dr. Ponas is experienced in the area of Urinary Calculi & Removal. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Ponas
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Urinary Stones
Kidney Stones
Lithotripsy
Bladder Stones
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Ponas' conditions and procedures:

  • Balanitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chordee
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Circumcision
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Varicocele
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Wound Repair

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(602) 264-0608

Dr. Ponas accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Motorola Health Plans
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
Bankers Life and Casualty
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Traditional
Federal Employee Program
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Compusys
Conseco
Coventry Health Care
EBMS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicaid
Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Health Net of Arizona HMO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold
Phoenix Standard
Husky Health
Medicaid
Indian Health Service
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MetLife
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
One Health
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Physicians Mutual
Principal Life
Prudential
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UniCare
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Arizona Physicians IPA
Basic PPO
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus POS
Compass
Core
Core PPO
Definity Health
Dual Complete HMO-SNP
FlexPoint PPO
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Metra Health
Navigate
Options POS
Options PPO
Optum Choice
OptumHealth Care Solutions
PacifiCare Arizona PPO
Secure Horizons PPO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
UHC Illinois PPO
UMR
UMR United Medical Resources
United Behavioral Health HMO
United Behavioral Health POS
United Behavioral Health PPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare West
UnitedHealthCare HSA
Wausau Benefits
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Locations

Affiliated Urologists, Ltd

Affiliated Urologists, Central Phoenix5133 N Central Ave Ste 206 Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Desert Ridge20940 N Tatum Blvd Ste 125 Phoenix, AZ 85050
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ponas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)