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Dr. Claro Palma, MD

Rheumatology | Male

1753 W Ridgeway Ave Ste 105, Waterloo, IA 50701 Get Directions
(319) 833-5940

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Dr. Palma specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Waterloo, IA. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      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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      Specialties

      • Rheumatology

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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
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Felty's Syndrome
      • Fever
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Conditions
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

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

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      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

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Rheumatology
      • Board certified in Rheumatology
      • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Palma's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Palma

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