Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD

Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(8)
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Dr. Steven Plaxe, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gynecologic Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ovarian Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Plaxe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Plaxe "Dr. Plaxe is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American College of Surgeons. He is Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and is Principal Investigator at UC San Diego for Gynecologic Oncology Group studies.He received the Ralphael Durfee Physician of the Year Award from the Thrivers' Network in 1997 and has been nationally recognized for excellence in residency education.Dr. Plaxe is widely published in medical journals in the field of gynecologic oncology and is active in a number of professional organizations related to his specialty.U.S. News & World Report has ranked Dr. Plaxe in the top 1% of OB/GYN physicians in the nation."

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pap Smear
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Mount Sinai, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Mt Sinai Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Plaxe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Plaxe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plaxe to family and friends
3.0
based on 8 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Plaxe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
San Diego |
Amazing Doctor! From the start he explained what I had and exactly what I needed (surgery). He is the best!
in La Quinta, CA |
I'm shocked by reading the other reviews. He was a bit blunt with the answers to my questions at my first consultation but working in the medical field I find that most good surgeons do not always have the best bedside manner. All his answers were confirmed with another surgeon at a second opinion so I went forward with him as my surgeon. I could not have been happier. He continues to prove to be a good doctor for me and his staff in the desert as well as in La Jolla are all fantastic!
Dearborn, MI |
I can not believe this guy still has a medial license.
Menifee, CA |
To the People who wrote those terrible reviews about dr. Plaxe I would not be alive today if it was not for dr. Plaxe I would not be alive today if it was not for dr. Plaxe he is a wonderful doctor!
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Plaxe is untrustworthy and the worst doctor I have ever been to. He is pompous beyond belief. He doesn't care for his patients. I wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy. He caused my healthy daughter to become quite ill and caused our family hardship and heartache. Fortunately a team of competent doctors was able to save her but no thanks to Dr. Plaxe. I don't know where he got his high ratings.
in San Diego, CA |
He was the worst doctor I have ever seen. I was mis-diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer, LMS. I found out by googling my pathology results. He did nothing to help me. As a matter of fact, I recorded him saying it wasn't his job.
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Dr. Plaxe accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Plaxe has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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