Dr. April Palmer, MD

Dr. April Palmer, MD

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Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
42 y/o
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Dr. April Palmer, MD is a family medicine specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in family medicine.Read her story

Family Medicine Partners at Pierremont

1811 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Ste 120

Shreveport, LA 71105
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

"Dr. April Callaway Palmer is a lifelong resident of Shreveport, Louisiana. She believes that growing up in this community gives her an advantage when it comes to understanding the concerns of the people in and around her hometown. Dr. Palmer attende...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
Residency Hospital
2003
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport
Medical School
2003

Awards

Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmer

4.1

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Palmer is the best primary physician in town. Entire staff is amazing and they all take care of us with respect and punctuality.
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This office will not take me as a patient because I have Medicare and TriCare for Life insurance. This is third doctor office that won’t take my insurance. I’m a very healthy 67 yr old with no health issues. On no meds and I eat healthy and take nutritional supplements.
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I was changing doctors due to my own doctor's retirement. They took a great deal of information over the phone and said they'd "check it out" and get back to me. It has been over two weeks, and I still haven't heard a word. I have no idea how good/bad she or Kristen may be, but their front desk is entirely unresponsive.
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I like Dr Palmer. She's nice and informative and will refer you out to another doctor and make recommendations if you have trouble outside her scope. Her nurse and staff are always kind.
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Both Dr. Palmer & Kristen Bass are very caring medical professionals. Both make me feel comfortable & will answer every question I have. Dr. Palmer often sits beside me & listens. She doesn't rush in & out. Their new nurse is great too. I feel I am in capable hands when I am sick.
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Dr.Pamer is an excellent provider!! I couldn't ask for a better family doctor!! Incredible bedside manner!
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I absolutely love seeing Dr April Palmer!!! She listens and is very thorough! I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a new Dr, because she really makes you feel comfortable!
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I left one star because it was not possible to leave less. This doctor and her associates, Kristen Bass, PA are very difficult to deal with. Not to mention how rude her front desk is. They want to get you in and out as quickly as possibly. Terrible bedside manner or really I should say none. I am an older woman who has seen April for years and lately things have changed. I will be firing her as soon as I can find a new doctor that won't push me around or make me feel bad for simply calling.
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Do not go to this physician. Her, the PA, and her office employees are rude and gave me the runaround and the PA Kristen Bass did not follow through with what she said she was going to do. Very poor service.
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I put a one because I had to; I'd never recommend her or her PA Kristin to anyone. Kristin failed to fax over a prescription and when i noticed at the pharmacy, I called and had to go without it for 3 days. I called about having bad side effects from a new med and she didn't return my call and I'm still Without preventative migraine meds. She actually terminated my care because her lead receptionist lied and said my family who had the right to call was Hostile amongst other untrue things.
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Dr. Palmer is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She has helped me through several health issues. I am thankful for her. She is a wonderful doctor who cares deeply about her patients. I always get my lab results back from her in a timely fashion.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gilsbar 360
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthPlus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NovaSys Health
PPO Plus
Private HealthCare Systems
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
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