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

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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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

19  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis

3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Westchester Wag 2009 Most Distinguished Doctors Award, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Palmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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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What People Say About Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD
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Had very successful neck surgery he takes his time with you answered all my questions
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Sheri in Conroe,Tx – Jan 26, 2017
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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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Spring, TX – Dec 30, 2016
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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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Jenrh01 in Houston, TX – Nov 12, 2016
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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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Anne Geyer in Houston, TX – Nov 02, 2016
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This Surgeon is dangerous and should have his Medical license taken away.
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Mary in The Woodlands – Oct 26, 2016
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