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Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 57

Dr. Ponas

Affiliated Urologists, Ltd

5133 N Central Ave Ste 206 Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD is an urology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1988 and specializes in urology.

Dr. Ponas' Reviews

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3.3

Based on 12 reviews

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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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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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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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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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Biography

Dr. Stephen Ponas, MD is an urology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1988 and specializes in urology.

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

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(602) 264-0608

Dr. Ponas accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
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
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access
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
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
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

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Dr. Ponas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Male Sexual Conditions
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponas treats Male Sexual Conditions more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ponas treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponas treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ponas treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponas treats Urinary Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ponas treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ponas' conditions and procedures:

  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Repair Surgery
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Circumcision
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Prostate Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laser Lithotripsy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neutropenia
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Polyuria
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sperm Abnormalities
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urology Procedure
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)