Dr. Michael Palmer, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(34)
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Dr. Michael Palmer, MD
Dr. Michael Palmer, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Eureka, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Redwood Memorial Hospital, Mad River Community Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, Jerold Phelps Community Hospital and Sutter Coast Hospital.

2321 Harrison Ave Ste C

Eureka, CA 95501

Contact Information

(707) 443-2248

Dr. Michael Palmer, MD

Dr. Michael Palmer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Doppler Test
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Unprofessional Conduct (7/15/2016)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • St Paul Ramsey Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Louisiana State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • St Paul Ramsey Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Louisiana State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Palmer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Palmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palmer to family and friends
3.5
based on 34 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Palmer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Eureka, CA |
I have greatly loved having Dr Palmer as 1 of my doctors in Eureka
in Fortuna, CA |
My first impression of the office staff was also unfriendly, non caring and bordered on rude. Dr Palmer is excellent. Would go to him for any surgery.
in Eureka, CA |
Wonderful surgeon, horrible office staff. The office staff is incredibly rude, gives false information then denies it, and makes the overall trip a nightmare. I wish I could rate the office staff (especially Kristy, the front desk receptionist) as less than 1 star.
in Fortuna |
Dr. Palmer is a compassionate, knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. I feel very lucky to have been referred to him. He quickly identified my medical issues and made arrangements immediately to correct them. I was very impressed when I overheard the surgery nurses discussing him just prior to my first operation. They had the utmost respect for his surgical talents and even expressed that they would request his services if/when they needed a vascular surgeon.
Eureka, CA |
After 6 yrs of suffering I saw him and within2 months of determination my problem is solved and I feel the best I have in decades. He is incredible,talented ,easy to understand and kind. I think I really lucked out having his expertise and knowledge .
Eureka, CA |
Dr. Palmer was amazing. Professional and very personable. My surgery went well and had a very easy recovery.
in Eureka, CA |
There are long waits in the waiting room, but well worth it. We would be seen urgently, when elsewhere we would wait days or weeks to be seen. Great surgeon.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Palmer has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital
2700 Dolbeer St
Eureka, CA 95501
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Sutter Coast Hospital
800 E Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531
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Mad River Community Hospital
3800 Janes Rd
Arcata, CA 95521
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Jerold Phelps Community Hospital
733 Cedar St
Garberville, CA 95542
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Redwood Memorial Hospital
3300 Renner Dr
Fortuna, CA 95540
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