Dr. Douglas A. Palma, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 45

1096 Old Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE 19713
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Dr. Palma's Experience

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Dr. Palma's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Palma Performs

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
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Conditions Dr. Palma Treats

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Hospital Quality

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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
Saint Francis Hospital
7th And Clayton Streets
Wilmington, DE 19805

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Palma

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
1096 Old Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE 19713
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
Ketlay Plaza
114 Sandhill Dr Suite 103
Middletown, DE 19709
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    Dr. Palma's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Palma

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Delaware.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Temple University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    Albert Einstein Med Center
    Complete in 2002

    Fellowship Hospital

    American Sports Medicine Institute
    Complete in 2003
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Palma & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Palma's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Palma has admitting privileges:

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    • Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

    • Saint Francis Hospital

    • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Palma

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palma to family and friends

    17 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Palma's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    17 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    17 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    17 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 14 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Palma
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    17 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    16 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    17 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Palma accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    1096 Old Churchmans Rd
    Newark, DE 19713
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
    (302) 351-4896 (Fax)
    B
    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Ketlay Plaza
    114 Sandhill Dr Suite 103
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
    C
    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Eden Hill Medical Center
    200 Banning St Suite 230
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Limestone Medical Center
    1941 Limestone Rd Suite 101
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
    (302) 633-3559 (Fax)
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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Brandywine Medical Center
    3401 Brandywine Pkwy Suite 101
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
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