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Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Wooster Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Adolescent Care
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Pediatric Disorders
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Biography

About Timothy Playl, MD

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics
Pediatrics
Columbia, MO USA
1988

Medical Education - 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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/17/2019, Dr. Playl has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Playl is an amazing doctor! very kind hearted

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

LaRissa really likes her Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Awesome Doctor. Dr. Playl is the BEST

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

we always have great experiences with Dr. Playl! I always recommend him to anyone who is look for a pediatrician

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

As always, Dr. Playl is caring and very thorough in his time. My son was on the phone (speaker) and Dr. Playl talked directly to him as well as me during the visit. Excellent care!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Very responsive nurse and doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Playl is an excellent doctor. We have full confidence in him.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I highly recommend *Dr. Playl! He has been our son's care provider since birth & my son trusts & likes him. He always includes us in all discussions & decisions on our son's care & listens to our concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

*Dr. Playl has always been a great dr. for my kids I highly recommend him to everyone. He's amazing with kids and very gentle and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

*Dr. Playl is a wonderful practitioner & always a pleasure to see.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I cannot say enough kind words about *Dr. Playl.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Playl is a great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

In my opinion *Dr. Playl is one of the best. His attitude, concern, & compassion is top notch.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

myself and my kids love dr. playl....he is great with them

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

We love Dr. Plaly and his care and concern and his thoroughness at every visit! He is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Excellent doctor.

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