Meet Dr. Plucknett

Dr. Plucknett
Dr. Barbara Plucknett

Dr. Barbara Plucknett is the owner and operator of her practice, Advanced Gynecology Associates. She is a skilled surgeon and gynecologist who leads the way as an innovative urogynecologist-a gynecologist with specialty training of the bladder and pelvic region.

Dr. Plucknett has received extensive training in urogynecology, laparoscopic and pelvic surgery and has been practicing in northeast Pennsylvania for the last 16 years.    Dr. Plucknett is one of the few Doctors in the area with this specialty.

Beginning in January 2012 Dr. Barbara Plucknett will also be practicing integrative and functional medicine alongside Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Philadelphia, Kenneth Varano, D.O.

Dr. Plucknett dedicates her Philadelphia practice to helping women and men find relief from hormonal imbalances such as menopause, andropause (the male menopause), adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders, using a three-tiered approach to wellness, combining customized nutrition and fitness regimens with bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Plucknett believes that proper diet, regular exercise and balanced hormones are the cornerstones of longevity.

Dr. Plucknett made the decision to transition into anti-aging and preventive medicine, because she wanted the opportunity to spend more time with each patient, in order to address their health and wellness needs from a pre-emptive perspective. As a bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Plucknett specializes in treating the underlying causes of symptoms oftentimes associated with aging, such as hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and irritability.

At the moment however, if you want to see Dr. Plucknett for anti-aging medicine, you will have to see her in the Philadelphia, BodyLogic MD office.

Dr. Barbara Plucknett received her undergraduate degree from Temple University in 1987 and completed her Medical Doctorate at Pennsylvania State University in 1991. Before practicing medicine, Dr. Plucknett fulfilled her residency of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the Medical Center of Delaware in 1995, followed by fellowships at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Plucknett is currently an active fellow of and is board certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAAM), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Board Certifications and Associations

  • Member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Member of BodyLogicMD.
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecolgy
  • Member of American Urogynecologic Society