Dr. David Palchak, MD

Dr. David Palchak, MD

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Hematology & Oncology  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o
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Dr. David Palchak, MD is a hematology & oncology doctor who practices in Pismo Beach, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

PCR Oncology

921 Oak Park Blvd Ste 100A

Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Palchak "Respect the patient's wishes and treat others as we wish to be treated"
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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Cottage Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Ucsd
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palchak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palchak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palchak to family and friends
5.0
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Palchak's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Morro Bay, CA |
WOW...SUPERB...OUTSTANDING... and we can go on and on!!!! Never have we had a doctor that is so personal and caring as Dr. David Palchak. He truly cares about each of his patients and takes the time to listen at every appointment. Dr. Palchak's philosophy is reflected in his office; his staff all show the same genuine kindness. The expertise and knowledge of Dr. Palchak is demonstrated through his clear examples and explanations. Dr. David Palchak is our CHAMPION!!! :)
in Los Osos, CA |
I highly recommend Dr. Palchak! I was being treated at a large oncology practice in SLO and felt like a number. Then the practice sold out to a large hospital group and the cost of my treatment skyrocketed. I decided it was time to find a new doctor and I'm so glad I found Dr. Palchak. He has a gentle and calming demeanor, spends extra time with you, listens to your concerns. I never feel rushed, the office staff always remembers me and I always feel betting going out than I did coming in.
in Atascadero , CA |
I feel especially blessed to have Dr. Palchak as my oncologist. He listens to me, respects me, and is one of the most compassionate physicians I have ever met. His staff, Crystal, Karen, Jennifer, Erin, and Phea are extraordinary people. I don't think that I could be in better hands. The atmosphere of the treatment rooms is comfortable. I feel like I am receiving the best possible care and would not hesitate to refer anybody needing cancer treatment. You won't be disappointed!
in Grover Beach, CA |
Dr. Palchak is so knowledgeable and he shares that information. No matter what question I ask he comes up with a way to explain it to me, often with hand drawn illustrations. :) I highly recommend Dr. Palchak and the entire PCR office.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Palchak accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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