Dr. Kevin Palka, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Kevin Palka, MD
Dr. Kevin Palka, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Palka is affiliated with Des Peres Hospital and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

Saint Louis University Cancer Care

3655 Vista Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

(314) 577-6056

Dr. Kevin Palka, MD

Dr. Kevin Palka, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

My treatment philosophy is patient focused -- involving the patient, family member and a strong multidisciplinary team of professionals. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it is a life changing ordeal. My goal is to have patients involved in their care, to make sure they have a good understanding of what the treatment is and quickly address any quality of life issues they have along the way. Areas of Expertise: Medical Oncology, Hematology, Chemotherapy, Palliative Care.
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Dr. Palka's Experience

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Dr. Palka's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Oncology
  • Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Treatment Complications
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Biological Therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Hospice Care Services
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • U Il-Chicago/W Side Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • U Il-Chicago/W Side Va
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Fulbright Scholarship At Medical Nobel Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Swedish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palka to family and friends
5.0
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Palka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
St Louis, MO |
Dr Palka was very honest and straight forward when dealing with out father's cancer treatment.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Palka accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    United Healthcare EPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Palka has admitting privileges

Des Peres Hospital
2345 Dougherty Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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