Dr. Claro Palma, MD
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Rheumatology | Male

Cedar Valley Mdcl Spclst Nrlgy 1753 W Ridgeway Ave Ste 112 Waterloo, IA 50701 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Claro Palma, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Waterloo, IA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Palma is affiliated with Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters - Oelwein, Covenant Medical Center, Sartori Memorial Hospital, Hansen Family Hospital, UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital, Buchanan County Health Center, Waverly Health Center, Community Memorial Hospital, Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton and Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

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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 Reviews (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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Philippine Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Worcester City Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Mo Columbia School Med

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate