Dr. Karen Palmer, DO

Dr. Karen Palmer, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karen Palmer, DO is a family medicine doctor who practices in Portsmouth, NH. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

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Care Philosophy

I enjoy Family Medicine because it allows me the opportunity to work with patients not only on their chronic illnesses, but also healthy preventative measures. In addition, treating patients of ages from the infant stages to the elderly is challenging and extremely rewarding.
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Dr. Palmer's Experience

Dr. Palmer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*


  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wittenberg University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Madigan Army Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palmer to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Palmer'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 (9)
Portsmouth, NH |
I feel fortunate to have found a pleasant and competent doctor in Dr. Palmer. Having moved to the area a year ago it wasn't easy trying to choose the best fit for me. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
in Seabrook, NH |
Dr Palmer and her staff are the most caring, thoughtful and thorough staff I have ever dealt with. The compassion this staff gives you should not go unrecognized, I am very thankful and grateful that she was recommended to me. I am a 52 year old female in very good health. I presented at the hospital with some chest pains. When I was released from the hospital, I called Dr Palmer with a list of questions I had, She stayed after hours to calm my fears. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
in Portsmouth, NH |
Dr Palmer is a caring, compassionate doctor that I would recommend to anyone She takes her time with you and really listens to your concerns. I'm lucky to have her as my Physician. Cathy Wiseman
Dover, NH |
Thorough and thoughtful! Dr. Palmer is fantastic.
Dover, NH |
Dr Karen Palmer, DO is so thorough, knowledgeable, caring and is genuinely concerned about my health. Have never felt rushed on any of my appointments, whether they were same day sick appointments or well check ups . I consider myself very fortunate to have such a great doctor like Dr. Karen Palmer!
in Portsmouth, NH |
Dr. Palmer is exactly what I want in a family practice physician. She sees me as a whole person, not as a set of symptoms. She listens. She has a sense of humor. While there is no doubt in my mind that she's highly qualified and experienced, she doesn't fall into the role of "I'm like a god" that traps many other doctors...she's human. She works collaboratively with me in designing my health care, and has a wide knowledge of referral sources in the area. I'm lucky she's my doctor.
Conroe, TX |
I recently became a patient of Dr Palmer's. I find her approach refreshing. She never makes me feel rushed. She is very thorough in both her questions about my current health and in her exam.
in Stratham |
I have been with Dr. Palmer for a number of years and always found her to be extremely helpful in addressing both my needs and concerns.
in Portsmouth, NH |
Dr. Palmer is fantastic. She is very thorough. Has a great bedside manner and really looks at the whole person instead of just prescribing meds and sending you home!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Palmer accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Palmer has admitting privileges

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
333 Borthwick Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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