Dr. Joan DiPalma, MD
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Dr. Joan DiPalma, MD


Pediatric Gastroenterology | Female

Nemours duPont Pediatrics 833 Chestnut St Frnt 3 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Get Directions


Dr. Joan DiPalma, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. DiPalma is affiliated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health.

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in Media, PA |
Loved her. Best GI doctor I have meet.
in Exton, PA |
Dr. Dipalma was absolutely wonderful with our little boy. She took time to truly understand not only the problem, but his whole health history, and how that might factor into his care. She was kind and sweet, and her office followed up with us several times to make sure he was progressing well with his treatment. It's rare to find healthcare providers like her! I only wish she could be our regular pediatrician!
Media, PA |
Dr. Dipalma is a comprehensive, thorough and warm physician. I felt very comfortable speaking with her about concerns I had about my child's health and felt I could trust her professional recommendations and advice. She took a lot of time during our initial appointment to gather a holistic picture of my child and even called me personally to share results of follow-up testing.
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    Dr. DiPalma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
    •  Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics
    •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    • Pediatrics

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Dysphagia
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Intestinal Atresia
    • Nausea
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vomiting Disorders


    • Medical School
      Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University

      Graduated in 1979

    • Internship Hospital
      Montefiore Med Center

      Completed in 1980

    • Residency Hospital
      Montefiore Med Center

      Completed in 1982

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Montefiore Med Center

      Completed in 1983

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Procedures Performed

    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy