Dr. Thomas D. Palella, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Male • Age 63

150 N River Rd Suite 270
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Dr. Palella's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Presence Resurrection Medical Center
7435 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Northwest Community Hospital
800 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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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

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Palella

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Rheumatic Disease Center Physicians
Rheumatic Disease Center Physicians
150 N River Rd Suite 270
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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    Dr. Palella's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    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 Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Gout
    • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
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    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Palella

    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
  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. Palella'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 2 hospitals where Dr. Palella has admitting privileges:

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    • Northwest Community Hospital

    • Presence Resurrection Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Palella

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palella to family and friends

    25 responses
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 24 responses
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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Palella accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    • Principal Life
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Rheumatic Disease Center Physicians
    150 N River Rd Suite 270
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 298-8470 (Office)
    (847) 298-6819 (Fax)
    • Parking: no fees
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