Dr. Douglas Palma, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Palma
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Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists

1096 Old Churchmans Rd Newark, DE 19713

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Dr. Douglas Palma, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Palma has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palma to book an appointment.


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Everyone at DOS are always very kind and professional. Of the 4 surgeons I have seen Dr. Palma was the only one that told me exactly what was wrong with my shoulder. He explained the entire process from start to finish in a manner that I understood. Dr. Palma did an amazing job repairing my shoulder. I am extremely pleased that I choose Dr. Palma and DOS for my surgery.
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He was personable caring and accurate on his diagnosis and prognosis
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May 17, 2019
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Dr. Palma and everyone at DOS have been great. I felt confident pre-surgery due to the recommendations I received. I am absolutely pleased with the decision to have Dr. Palma perform the shoulder surgery. It has been four months and I am feeling better by the week. With his guidance, I am on schedule to be back on the golf course this summer!! Thank you doc for taking such good care of me. Murph, Newark DE
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He is a brutal doctor, mistreated my shoulder, mistreated an infection I obtained during surgery that made me have to get more extensive surgery from another surgeon. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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I love his bedside manner. My last surgery, he wheeled me in, which made me more at ease with the major surgery I was about to have. He is attentive and a doctor who really cares about his patients;(especially their rehabilitation), I have already referred all my friends to him and will do it again and again.
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Jacqueline D. English in Wilmington, DE – Apr 08, 2016
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Was able to pinpoint my shoulder issues during a single visit. Projects confidence in his recommendations.
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Dr. Douglas Palma, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Palma has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He gradu...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2003
American Sports Medicine Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Albert Einstein Med Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Glenoid Labrum Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palma treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Palma treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palma treats Shoulder Disorders more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Palma treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palma treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Palma treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palma treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Palma treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palma treats Knee Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Palma treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palma treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Palma treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Palma's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists

Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists1096 Old Churchmans Rd Newark, DE 19713
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

Saint Francis Hospital

Wilmington, DE

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)