Dr. Douglas A. Palma, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 46

1096 Old Churchmans Rd
Newark, DE 19713
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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
Saint Francis Hospital
701 N Clayton St
Wilmington, DE 19805

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

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    • No sanctions history 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
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    Dr. Palma's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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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

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    • 19 responses
    • 2 reviews

    3.2 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Wilmington, DE |

    I love his bedside manner. My last surgery, he wheeled me in, which made me more at ease with the major surgery I was about to have. He is attentive and a doctor who really cares about his patients;(especially their rehabilitation), I have already referred all my friends to him and will do it again and again.

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    5 out of 5
    -Wilmington, DE |

    Was able to pinpoint my shoulder issues during a single visit. Projects confidence in his recommendations.

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Palma accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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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)
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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Ketlay Plaza
    114 Sandhill Dr Ste 103
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Eden Hill Medical Center
    200 Banning St Ste 230
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Limestone Medical Center
    1941 Limestone Rd Ste 101
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
    (302) 655-3559 (Fax)
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    Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists
    Brandywine Medical Center
    3401 Brandywine Pkwy Ste 101
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 655-9494 (Office)
    (302) 479-1559 (Fax)
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