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Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Wooster Family Health 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
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Pediatric Disorders
View all 3 Specialties +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

Medical Education - University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO USA

Undergraduate - University of Missouri
Columbia, MO USA


  • 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/25/2020, 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

45 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Playl was able to see my son minutes after calling with questions and was extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Very appreciative with the ease we were able to get an appt with Dr. Playl. Friendly and helpful receptionist who worked with what we needed.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

dr.playl is the best pediatrician I've personally seen

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

We love *Dr. Playl!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Playl, in addition to everyone at the Cleveland Clinic, is always kind, patient, and takes the time to listen and explain everything to us.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

My kids have been going to see Dr. Playl since 2004 and my 2yr old granddaughter sees him as well. We love his attitude and his sense of humor. He makes everything understandable when it comes to medical issues. Anytime I have concerns or questions he's always been very sensitive and answers them keeping our best interest at heart. That's the best way I can describe Dr. Playl. *thank you for taking the best care of my kids and grandkids.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

We live about an hour away from this location but we trust Dr. Playl and the Cleveland Clinic with our children's care so it is well worth the trip. Dr. Playl has always taken time to answer our questions, been respectful and caring, and made us feel educated but not schooled about choices we need to make.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

We love Dr. Playl! No intention of leaving.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

This was a medication check and physical. I love Dr Plyal, he listens to me as a parent and does his best to inform and advise me if the best path for my child and his individual needs.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

I have been a patient of Cleveland clinic for a long time. when my original pediatrician, which I had as a child retired he recommended Dr Playl. I started to have my own children see Dr Playl and have felt like Dr Playl sees my children as individuals and not just another patient. l and extremely pleased with the care that Dr Playl and his staff provide to my family.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

My visit on September 1st was for 3 of my children combined, this was easy to schedule and attend. Each and every concern I had for ALL 3 children was addressed and a treatment plan was made. Dr Playl and his staff made sure that everything I was concerned about and needed for school was addressed and taken care of before I left. I am thankful that I have found a doctor and staff that cares and tests me and my family with such respect and caring as individuals and not just another patient.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Playl is an amazing doctor! very kind hearted

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