Dr. Michael J. DePalma, MD

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Interventional Spine Medicine | Male

Virginia iSpine Physicians, PC- Michael J. DePalma, MD 9020 Stony Point Pkwy Ste 140, Richmond, VA 23235 Get Directions
(804) 330-0303

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Less Pain. Better Function. Fewer Drugs. Dr. DePalma specializes in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to help determine and treat the source of your back pain.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. DePalma's Office & Staff
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (49)
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Midlothian, VA |
Was told to undress in the waiting room, Dr. DePalma's associate came in after many minutes to ask me questions and look look me over. He left the room, I waited about 20 minutes I wasnt sure what I should do, all I know I was in a lot of pain, I put my clothes on slowly, Dr Depalma comes in and very nastily says, "did I tell you to put your clothes on"? He left, I took them off, my back was in so much pain. He comes in asking me the same questions as his associate. Found him to be rude.
in Midlothian, VA |
Spent over two months time dealing with Dr. DePalma, in that time 3 test were performed at their convenience. During that time his associate, not him saw me at my appointments. I felt as if I were just a test dummy for training purposes and Dr. DePalma or his associate good give a care about my condition. After two and half months I still have yet to receive treatment from a very serious condition. I am going back to my orthopedic physician for an opinion. Very cold and uncaring physician.
in Richmond, VA |
Earlier this year I had the facet joint radiofrequency ablation neurotomy procedure and it is still working! Tell him I am sleeping better than I have in years and thank him.
in Midlothian, VA |
My primary care physician recommended Dr. DePalma to me after having had severe back pain for about 9 months. I had had a MRI and a x-ray prior to making my appointment. I also tried chiropractic care, physical therapy, medication, and exercises prior to seeing Dr. DePalma. I found him and his staff to be caring individuals that wanted to see me improve. It took four injections, but the results have been amazing. I can now function as I did a year ago. I feel like I have my life back!
in Glen Allen, Va |
My experience with Dr. DePalma has been life changing. For five years I dealt with lower back pain due to an accident. I saw over five doctors for my pain. I was sent finally to MCV VCU Sports Medicine and then to Stony Point where I met Dr. DePalma. Since then, I have not seen any other doctors. Dr. DePalma is the best spine surgeon out here. I have recommended him to family and friends, any their response was just like mine. Dr. DePalma is a GOD SEND.
in Richmond, VA |
It has been a good experience. My pain has went from intolerable the first 6-mos to manageable as long as I do not irritate the area.
in Richmond, VA |
I would highly recommend NOT using Dr. DePalma for any care. Had horrible experiences with scheduling appointments, having to wait over an hour for the doctor to see me in a very uncomfortable treatment room, had to abort a spinal injection because they hit an artery. Do not go to this practice,.......
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Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Methodist Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Ohio State University

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1995

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • www.vaispine.com, 2011
    • Richmond TOP DOCS, 2008, 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. DePalma's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. DePalma

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. DePalma's Care Philosophy

Less Pain. Better Function. Fewer Drugs. Dr. DePalma specializes in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to help determine and treat the source of your back pain.