Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

17183 Interstate 45 S Ste 210

Shenandoah, TX 77385

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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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 100% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 100% 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 100% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 100% 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
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • 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)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

I treat conditions of the adult spine.  Through utilization of the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery of the spine as well as spinal injections, I provide the most appropriate yet most conservative treatment plan in addressing the spinal conditions of my patients.'

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

3.7

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
61.904761904761905%
(26)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(12)

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WARNING... QUACK DOCTOR Bad bedside manner! He did not listen to me. I had a series of xrays & mris and he says there's no reason I should be in pain. I can't stand for more than 3 or 4 minutes and he reccomends physical therapy and to lose weight. I asked him how am I supposed to do PT if I...Read More
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He spends very little time with you. He is very dismissive of symptoms and patient concerns.
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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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