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Catherine Plzak, MD, FACS

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Breast Care
22 St. Paul Dr., Suite 207
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 709-6599
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Map Marker B WellSpan Breast Care
601 E. Main St. , Level 2
Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 709-6599
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

In high school, I initially wanted to become an interpreter at the United Nations. While volunteering at a local hospital as a candy striper, I became fascinated by the challenge of a medical career and changed my plans. I recall being told by one surgeon that women could certainly do many things in medicine, such as radiology or pediatrics, but of course not surgery. At that time, I was not offended, merely curious, and now laugh about it since surgery is what I ultimately chose to do. During medical school, I found myself attracted to the rapid decision making and technical skill necessary in a surgical career.

What I want my patients to know about me:

With regard to an office visit, I enjoy explaining, teaching and helping patients make educated decisions about their care.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

In general, I love to travel and see new places and experience new cultures.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery | General Surgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
  • Internship Program: Bryn Mawr Hospital | General Surgery
  • Residency Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (West Jersey Health System) | General Surgery
  • Undergraduate Education: Penn State University Main Campus

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • Apple Hill Surgical Center
  • WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Himelfarb Surgery Center
  • WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • UHC
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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