Dr. Polly Stephens MD
General Surgeons — Midlothian, VAContact Dr. Stephens
Dr. Polly Stephens specializes in general surgery in Midlothian, Virginia. Details of Dr. Stephens' 20 years experience as an MD, her hospital affiliation and education at Tulane University are available on your free doctor report.
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14051 St Francis Blvd
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Polly Stephens identified specializing in
General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist.. She is certified in General Surgery.
Dr. Polly Stephens accepts the following plans for Humana at 14051 St Francis Blvd
- ChoiceCare Network PPO ChoiceCare Network PPO
- ChoicePOS ChoicePOS
- Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
- HumanaChoicePPO (Medicare PPO) HumanaChoicePPO (Medicare PPO)
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Stephens is affiliated with 1 hospital:
St. Francis Medical Center
13710 St Francis Blvd, Suite 100
LicenseDr. Polly Stephens has been confirmed to have a license in Virginia
EducationDr. Stephens attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and graduated in 1993 having 20 years experience. Additional General Surgery training was conducted at Waterbury Hospital Health Center.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Polly Stephens MD as:
- Polly L Stephens
- P Stephens
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