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Timothy Playl, MD

330.287.4500

Timothy Playl, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Wooster Family Health Center
Mail Code WO10
1740 Cleveland Road
Wooster, OH 44691
WorkAppointment:330.287.4500
WorkFax:330.287.4965
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Timothy M. Playl, MD, FAAP, was born in Marietta, Ohio. He received his medical training and pediatric subspecialty training at University of Missouri-Columbia. As a member of the Health Professions Scholarship Program (U.S. Army), he served the first four years after residency as a practicing pediatrician at Fort Polk, La. While with the Army, his medical service resulted in his being awarded both the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. In 1992, he joined the Wooster Clinic in Ohio. In 1998, the Wooster Clinic joined Cleveland Clinic as one of their Regional Medical Centers. Thus, he has been providing pediatric care in Ohio for the past 15 years.

Dr. Playl has also been active at Wooster Community Hospital, where the Cleveland Clinic Wooster pediatricians provide their local hospital care. Some of his roles have included Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff and Chairman of Pediatrics.

Dr. Playl is board-certified in general pediatrics. He has many pediatric interests. As with most pediatricians, he finds it delightful working with newborns, young children and adolescents. Specific interests include attention deficit disorder, asthma and well-child care.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics
Pediatrics
Columbia, MO USA
1988
Medical School - University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO USA
1985
Undergraduate - University of Missouri
Biology
Columbia, MO USA
1980

Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Asthma, attention deficit disorder, young child care

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Ohio State Medical Association

Treatment & Services

  • General Adolescent Care
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Pediatric Disorders

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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