Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

6565 Fannin St Ste 25

Houston, TX 77030

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Palmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1995
    Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital
    1995
  • 1994
    St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1994
  • 1990
    St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1990
  • 1989
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Westchester Wag 2009 Most Distinguished Doctors Award, 2009

Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmer

3.9

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
65%
(26)
4 Stars
7.5%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(10)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
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Had very successful neck surgery he takes his time with you answered all my questions
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Dr. Palmer rushed thru our appointments, giving us less then 5 minutes each time. He was petty when asked questions, I guess he assumes we all have the same knowledge he does. It came across as so rude and insulting. He rattled off treatment options and surgical risks, in less than 10 seconds. ...Read More
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I saw Dr. Palmer after being in a bad rear-end automobile accident. He prescribed me to have an MRI. At my follow-up appointment to discuss my MRI results, Dr. Palmer said that he did not have the films. He said he was going on vacation for a couple of weeks, but someone from his office would call...Read More
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After two years of trying virtually everything (PT, meds, steroid shots in the spine) for debilitating leg pain & nerve damage caused by a herniated lumbar disc, Dr. Palmer performed surgery in November 2014. I was terrified to have back surgery but he patiently answered all my questions and...Read More
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This Surgeon is dangerous and should have his Medical license taken away.
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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