Dr. David Palchak, MD

Dr. David Palchak, MD

Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Palchak, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Arroyo Grande, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in hematology & oncology.Read his story

PCR Oncology

584 Camino Mercado Ste 100A

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coastal Communities Physician Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Palchak performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Palchak's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Palchak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Palchak "Dr. Palchak has bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from UC Irvine. He received his doctorate in medicine from St. Louis University, did a residency in internal medicine at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, then medical oncology fellowship at UC San Diego. He established an independent medical oncology practice in Arroyo Grande in 1994 and has practiced continuously in the south county since that date. He established the region's first cancer research program, first tumor board, first nonprofit to expand services for cancer patients in our community among many other firsts."

Care Philosophy

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

1  Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology

2  Board Certifications

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

100  Conditions Treated


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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.


  • 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
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Palchak's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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