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Dr. Michael P. Planalp, MD

Spine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Michael Planalp, MD, is a board eligible Orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship trained spine surgeon. He is originally from Cincinnati, went to Wyoming High School, then the University of Notre Dame. He subsequently studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at William Beaumont in Detroit and obtained fellowship certification at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Planalp’s interests include minimally invasive surgery, adult degenerative conditions, as well as scoliosis and deformity. He also has a passion for orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. His personal surgical philosophy follows the principle of ‘less is more,’ which has developed through extensive fellowship training in minimally invasive and muscle sparing spine surgical techniques. Away from medicine, Michael and his wife, Caitlin McCarthy, a local Obstetrician and Gynecologist, share many interests, and are excited to be back home in southwest Ohio. They enjoy attending sporting events throughout the Cincinnati area, cooking together, and exploring much of what the tristate area has to offer.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beaumont Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Notre Dame (Bachelor's)
  • Twin Cities Spine Center, Fellowship in Spine Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Student Association
  • Ohio State Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1891058368

Office locations

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

6480 Harrison Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45247

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

463 Ohio Pike

Cincinnati, OH 45255

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

500 E Business Way

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

2835 Miami Village Dr

Miamisburg, OH 45342

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I liked him. He is conservative which I like
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I got no answers he hardly talked and then suggested therapy but didn’t say where how many days and didn’t even give me a script for physical therapy?????
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He took time to answer my questions. Explained what he thought it is, but needs MRIs to see exactly the diagnosis is and how it should be treated.
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Dr. Planalp was very friendly and explained my diagnosis and follow up on an understandable level.
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Fully explained problem and treatments. Provided recommendations for followup with primary care physician.
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I saw Dr. Planalp for a ruptured disk with sciatica. I found him to be very easy to talk to and thorough. He spent considerable time with me, reviewing and explaining what I was seeing in the images of my MRI,and answering any questions I had. The rest of the staff was also very friendly and efficient. In fact, I never had to wait and was in the room with the doctor at the exact time my appointment was scheduled for. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Planalp.
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Less than 6 months ago
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