Dr. Kevin Palka, MD

Dr. Kevin Palka, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Kevin Palka, MD is an oncology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 2001 and specializes in oncology.

3655 Vista Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

(314) 577-6056

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Blood Disorders
more than 70% of peers
more than 69% of peers
more than 67% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Palka "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."

1  Specialties

  • Oncology

4  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*

77  Conditions Treated


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12  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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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
12 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Palka'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 (1)

Dr Palka was very honest and straight forward when dealing with out father's cancer treatment.
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