Dr. Richard Palmer, MD

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Specializes in Nephrology • Male • Age 51

1328 Southern Ave SE Ste 310
Washington, DC 20032
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Dr. Palmer's Experience

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Dr. Palmer's Specialties

  • Nephrology

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Hospital Quality

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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Rd
Clinton, MD 20735
Fort Washington Medical Center
11711 Livingston Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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1328 Southern Ave SE Ste 310
Washington, DC 20032
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    Dr. Palmer's Experience

    Specialties

    • Nephrology
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    • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal Dialysis
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    • Acidosis
    • Acute Kidney Failure
    • Amyloidosis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Chronic Kidney Diseases
    • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
    • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
    • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
    • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • End-Stage Renal Disease
    • Gout
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hungry Bone Syndrome
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
    • Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Infection, Acute
    • Kidney Stones
    • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
    • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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    • Nephritis and Nephropathy
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
    • Proteinuria
    • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
    • Small Kidney
    • Ureteral Stones
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
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    Background Check for Dr. Palmer

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.
    • 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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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of The West Indies / Faculty of Medicine

    Internship Hospital

    U Va Roanoke-Salem

    Residency Hospital

    U Va Roanoke-Salem

    Fellowship Hospital

    U Hosp-U Va
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Palmer & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Palmer'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. Palmer has admitting privileges:

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    • Fort Washington Medical Center

    • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

    • United Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Palmer

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Palmer accepting new patients?

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    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Maryland Physicians Care
    • Medicaid
    • UnitedHealthCare
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    Office Locations

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    1328 Southern Ave SE Ste 310
    Washington, DC 20032
    (202) 562-0400 (Office)
    (202) 562-8619 (Fax)
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    How was your experience with Dr. Palmer?
    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palmer to family and friends*
    Tell us about your experience with Dr. Palmer
    Tell us about the office & staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Tell us about Dr. Palmer
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    Tell us about yourself How's this used?
    Your gender:
       
    Your age group:
    18 – 24 years old
    Number of office visits you've had in the last 2 years:
    0 visits
    Display Name:
    City, State:
    Email: *
    How would you like to verify your survey? *
     
    Standard text messaging and data rates may apply.

    Submit Survey

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    * Required

    By submitting your survey, you agree to the terms and conditions of Healthgrades User Agreement, Editorial Policy, and Privacy Policy, and acknowledge you or a family member has been a patient of the provider.