Dr. Joan DiPalma, MD

Dr. Joan DiPalma, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Nemours duPont Pediatrics

833 Chestnut St Frnt 3

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Dr. DiPalma's Experience

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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy

Background Check

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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.


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DiPalma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DiPalma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DiPalma to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. DiPalma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in West Chester, PA |
Dr.DiPalma is one of the best! Compassionate, caring, and has a wonderful bedside manner. My daughter loved her. We sought her care as a 2nd opinion (previous GI doctor failed to listen to all the symptoms). Dr. DiPalma listened to the entire history and discussed possible conditions thoroughly with us. Ordered new testing where the previous doctor refused due to ignorance. Her insightfulness in exploring all options finally resulted in a diagnosis (GI unrelated) that saved our child's life.
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 accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO

Hospitals where Dr. DiPalma has admitting privileges

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
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