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Drew P. PlonkWake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

169 Ratings

Drew P. Plonk

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otolaryngology (adult), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-3902

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2002
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2006
  • Internship, Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2007
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, NC Baptist Hospital, 2011
  • Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Univ Texas Med Sch - Houston, 2014

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology


  • Am Academy Of Otolaryng-Head &
  • North Carolina Medical Society

NPI Number

  • 1285818856
Drew P. Plonk

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

169 Ratings

Drew P. Plonk

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Deglutition; Taste; Apnea; Sinusitis; Mycoses
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3850 | Department: 336-716-3902

Recent Publications

Internal carotid artery in zone IIb and its implications: a case report. Plonk DP, Browne JD.. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013;92(3):E15-16.

Effects of chemesthetic stimuli mixtures with barium on swallowing apnea duration. Todd JT, Butler SG, Plonk DP, Grace-Martin K, Pelletier CA.. Laryngoscope. 2012;122(10):2248-2251.

Main taste effects on swallowing apnea duration in healthy adults. Todd JT, Butler SG, Plonk DP, Grace-Martin K, Pelletier CA.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;147(4):678-683.

Effects of chemesthetic stimuli, age, and genetic taste groups on swallowing apnea duration. Plonk DP, Butler SG, Grace-Martin K, Pelletier CA.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;145(4):618-622.

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Skull Base Surgery, Nasal and Sinus Disorders, Otolaryngology (adult), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Drew P. Plonk

Drew P. Plonk

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


The only issue I've had through my entire surgery process is that I don't feel like I received enough explanation about caring for myself after the procedures. There weren't specific instructions about what I might experience on the papers that were sent home with me after surgery. Things might have been said post-op, but I don't remember them - and my husband didn't either. At my follow-up visit a week after surgery, I was given more information, and a sinus rinse was recommended, but I forgot to ask how often I should use it. I emailed Dr. Plonk through the MyWakeHealth system and he responded very promptly!


*Dr. Plonk is very knowledgeable and very compassionate. This was my first experience with Baptist Hospital, and I have been very impressed.


Dr. Plonk...very good doctor...Would diffenently recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Needed a specialist and Dr Plonk was great.


*Dr. Plonk is great! Could not ask for him to be any better! I have complete confidence in him.


I have recommend him to several people. Excellent doctor -


I was most impressed w/*Dr. Plonk. He explained things well and answered question completely.


Dr. Plonk personally called me personally between appointments to discuss findings from visit with another provider. I appreciate that he took time to personally call me.


Dr. Plonk is excellent -- a first-rate physician who is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and friendly and clearly cares about the well-being of his patients.


all good


Dr. Plonk was very informative. great Dr I will recommend to e everyone that needs an ENT


Dr Plonk is great! he listens to me and I appreciate his knowledge and kindness in treating me! I left and told my husband ( who was with me on this visit) how much I appreciate having Dr. Plonk as my Dr.!!!!


Never a bad experience. Dr. Plonk and staff are great


Dr.Plonk wad great. I feel confident in him and would recommend him to my friends.


Not only is *Dr. Plonk extremely knowledge, but he really and genuinely cares about his patients.


*Dr. Plonk is an outstanding doctor. He is knowledgeable, professional and always makes the patient feel they are his #1 priority and never rushes through the appointment.

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