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William Plonk Jr.
Cone Health Medical Group

William Plonk Jr., MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Family Medicine,
  • Geriatrics
Patient Rating
4.59/5 (Based on 68 Reviews)
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The only board-certified geriatrician in Alamance County, Dr. William Plonk enjoys taking care of patients and finding ways to manage challenging geriatric syndromes including dementia, falls, frailty, and polypharmacy. During his 23 years of clinical experience, he has served as a hospice, nursing home, urgent care, and academic primary care clinic medical director and served on the full-time geriatric faculties at both UVA and Duke University.

Dr. Plonk emphasizes a collaborative, informed, and empathetic relationship with patients. He assists them as they navigate the complicated medical system and dedicates time to assure they get the care they truly need.  

In his free time Dr. Plonk enjoys long-distance hiking, crossword puzzles, and politics. He earned a varsity letter in cross-country at Princeton and has completed four marathons.

“I believe in using evidence-based, patient-centered care with a focus on improving quality of life for my patients.” - William Plonk, MD



Medical School

University of Virginia School of Medicine


Princeton University


University of Virginia School of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice/Palliative Medicine


Provider Review Comments

October 20, 2018
October 10, 2018
Provider was friendly, courteous & knowledgeable. Took his time to go over everything very satisfied.
September 29, 2018
September 27, 2018
As a relatively new resident of North Carolina, I found the experience with my care provider to be thoughtful and reasonable.
September 21, 2018
Very satisfied with all aspects of this provider and the staff.
September 19, 2018
Good physician & assistant!
September 15, 2018
provider does follow up and gives me help with issues/concerns I had while in the office. He shows concern for my well being and encourages me to be the best I can be. He makes suggestions to promote my healthy status.
August 06, 2018
Dr. Plonk was very nice. I enjoyed talking to him and would not mind seeing him again if Dr. Burglund was not available
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