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Dr. Douglas Gerard Plagens, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Douglas Gerard Plagens is a skilled and trusted orthopedic surgeon based in Warren, Dearborn, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Plagens obtained his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at Detroit Medical Center an affiliate of Wayne State University. He continued his training by completing a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Wayne State University. Dr. Plagens is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Orthopedic Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Plagens is deeply committed to the well-being of his patients. He takes a thorough and precise approach to his consultations to ensure that he is consistently giving accurate diagnoses. He also makes every effort to put his patients at ease and provide them with the best comprehensive care available. Some of the dysfunctions he has managed include sport injuries, foot problems, and herniated disks.

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  • Orthopedic Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Wayne State University, Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Bachelor's)
  • Medical School - Wayne State University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan

Awards and publications

  • Director of Professional Sports Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, 2005 - Present
  • Team Physician for the Detroit Red Wings, 2005 - Present
  • Team Physician for the Detroit Tigers, 2006 - Present

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Office locations

DMC Sports Medicine

DMC Sports Medicine Warren

28800 Ryan Rd, Ste 120

Warren, MI 48092

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Dr. Plagens got straight to the point which I like, it showed he is a very concerned and truthful doctor. Great bedside manner!
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Dr. Plagens' bedside manner was great. I stopped seeing my previous doctor due to him being a bully. Dr. Plagens took the time to hear what I had to say and came up with a treatment plan we both could agree upon.
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