Dr. Claro Palma, MD

Rheumatology  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Claro Palma, MD
Dr. Claro Palma, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Waterloo, IA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Palma is affiliated with Covenant Medical Center, Buchanan County Health Center, Sartori Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters - Oelwein, Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital, Waverly Health Center and UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital.

1753 W Ridgeway Ave Ste 112

Waterloo, IA 50701

Contact Information

(319) 833-5940

Dr. Claro Palma, MD

Dr. Claro Palma, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Raynaud's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
80

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Philippine Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Worcester City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Mo Columbia School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palma to family and friends
2.3
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Palma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
IA |
From desk staff Rachel is very very rude. She has no concern whatsoever about the patients calling in with problems. I talked to her multiple times in a few days waiting for a phone call from the nurse due to an acute flareup and she made no effort to have them teach me. Then when I finally did talk to the nurse, Rachel had not given them any of the information about what was going on with me.
in Waterloo Iowa |
I waited for about 2 hours, doctor spend good 5 minutes with me than walked out, 15 minutes latter nirse came with bloodwork, labs, xrays. She told me they will get hold of me as soon they get results back that was six weeks ago, today when I called, talked to rudest person Rachel, first she said they never got any of my work after giving them exact dates of my labs she was able to find them, just to tell me that doctor still did not look over them yet!
in Cedar Falls, IA |
Dr. Palma had a very nice bed side manner. Asked me many questions and let me ask many of my own questions
in Cedar Falls, IA |
I waited 1 1/2 hours to see him, He spent about 10 minutes with me. The receptionist [Rachael] was very rude to patients who had been waiting as long as I was. When several patients asked for a survey she said the nurse would take care of that. I never received a survey. The nurse and receptionists did not wear name tags.
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Dr. Palma accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Palma has admitting privileges

Buchanan County Health Center
1600 First Street East
Independence, IA 50644
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Community Memorial Hospital
909 W 1st St
Sumner, IA 50674
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Covenant Medical Center
3421 West Ninth Street
Waterloo, IA 50702
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Grundy County Memorial Hospital
201 E J Ave
Grundy Center, IA 50638
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Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters - Oelwein
201 8th Ave SE
Oelwein, IA 50662
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Sartori Memorial Hospital
515 College St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
1825 Logan Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
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Waverly Health Center
312 9th St SW
Waverly, IA 50677
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