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Drew P. PlonkWake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

151 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

4.7 out of 5

151 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

4.7 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.


Dr. Plonk is personable, listens to me and a wonderful doctor! That is why I drive 1hr. & 30 min. to see him. He is responsive when I call and very helpful. Last time he called me himself when I called nurse triage!!


Dr. Plonk is an excellent doctor and he is very kind and compassionate. I am blessed to have him as my ENT. dr.


Very good, very professional. I trusted what he said.


Dr. Plonk has excellent interpersonal skills; always remembers past appointments and spends the time necessary. He is very interested in me as a patient and my health concerns and ways to keep me healthy. He communicates with my Allergist and Pulomologist


Dr Plonk has been the first to truly listen about my symptoms and treat me. You could tell he had reviewed my chart for prior visits and treatments.


Highly recommendable staff


Dr. Plonk was excelllent! He asked detailed questions and I feel like he really listened to what I had to say. The exam was thorough and he explained his evaluation in detail. He was very attentive and overall a wonderful doctor who I would see again and recommend to others.


I recommend Dr. Plonk to anyone in need of an ENT specialist. One of the best physicians whose treated me. And I've had a lot of doctors!


I was heavily drugged up and still sick on that visit to Dr. Plonk, however he seemed fine to me. I have no complaints.


Every one seemed to really care about me and my problem!


Dr Drew Plonk is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone. He talks to me on a level I can understand. He is very compassionate.


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.

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