Dr. Thomas Palella, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Male • Age 65

150 N River Rd Ste 270
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Dr. Palella's Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Northwest Community Hospital
800 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Accepting new patients?

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Rheumatic Disease Center
Rheumatic Disease Center
150 N River Rd Ste 270
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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    Dr. Palella's Experience

    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
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    • Bone Density Scan
    • Joint Drainage
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Osteoarthritis
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    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • 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

    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Graduated in 1977

    Internship Hospital

    Michael Reese Hospital and Med Center
    Complete in 1978

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers University Of Michigan Health System

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Palella & Staff

    • English
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Russian
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    Dr. Palella's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

    • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

    • Northwest Community Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.8
    • 17 responses

    3.8 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palella to family and friends

    3.8 out of 5

    17 responses

    Dr. Palella's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.6 out of 5

    17 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    17 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.2 out of 5

    17 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    17 responses

    Experience with Dr. Palella

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.2 out of 5

    17 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4 out of 5

    17 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4 out of 5

    17 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.9 out of 5

    17 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Rheumatic Disease Center
    150 N River Rd Ste 270
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 298-8470 (Office)
    (847) 298-6819 (Fax)
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