Dr. Michael A. Palmer, MD

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Dr. Michael A. Palmer, MD

Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management | Male

(609) 924-8131

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Dr. Palmer specializes in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management and practices in Princeton, NJ. He practices at 3 locations.

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      in Trenton, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer was willing to take the time and listen to my story. He showed genuine care and compassion for my case. My back has improved significantly from his advice and treatment. He is a wonderful doctor! I would recommend him to anyone seeking treatment in his field. I came in miserable months ago and am leaving happy and stronger. Thank you!
      in Trenton, NJ |
      The ultimate professional, Dr. Palmer has provided me with accurate diagnoses on every occasion. He has worked with me to find the best ways to strengthen and alleviate pain through physical therapy. I appreciate his recognition of and sensitivity to treating the whole person, which means listening to issues of life that impact the body. I wholeheartedly would recommend him to others. Kim M.
      in Plainsboro, NJ |
      One word ! Awesome. Dr Palmer was recommended to me by my sister in law and I am so glad I listened and met him. He is very warm, knowledgeable and a great listener. Which I miss in lots of doctors. I am at ease now with my problem and will surely be back for follow up. Thank you Doctor!
      in Trenton, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer explained my problem so that I can understand what was wrong. He has a wonderful disposition/bedside manner. The procedure to fix my back went great & I went from hardly walking to being able to walk with no issues.
      New York, NY |
      Aside from his vast experience and medical knowledge, Dr. Palmer takes the time to listen to you before examining and asking questions. His gentle manner and ability to reassure you has made every visit to his office a pleasure as well as a benefit to my continued health. I would not see another Orthopaedic physician. He is the best.
      in Cranbury, NJ |
      He's the best.
      in Princeton, NJ |
      I have been going to Dr. Palmer for the past 22 years, ever since I had a bulging disc in my neck. Then on and off for injuries in my hip flexers, back, knees, etc.. I had a horrible problem with my neck and discs for years and he saved me from surgery. Had several instances of physical therapy and was able to get an at home traction machine which totally saved my life. I've been back to him for knees, lower back etc.. If he thinks an injection will help, he'll give it, but very thorough.
      in Somerset, nj |
      Excellent Doctor..he was very helpful and conservative in his treatment.. I would recommend him highly .
      in Willingboro NJ |
      Dr Palmer takes his time with his patients He is very knowable in his field
      in East Brunswick, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer is courteous, polite and professional. Would highly recommended him to anyone.
      in Princeton, NJ |
      Very knowledgeable and understanding about all questions and concerns. Spent as much time as I needed with him and helped me plot out a course of action for recovery. Also recommended a physical therapist and some at home treatment options.
      in Montgomery, NJ |
      Dr Palmer made me feel very comfortable. He took the time and listened to me! Dr Palmer is very thoughtful and takes the time to explain treatment. Dr Palmer is the best!! I totally trust Dr Palmer with me and my family and friends.
      in Princeton, NJ |
      Michael Palmer's expertise & skill set are rare, priceless treasures for those seeking relief & healing. He has accurately diagnosed & remedied my many athletic injuries over the years, always bringing me back to health quickly. Dr. Palmer is definitely tops in this field.
      in Princeton, NJ |
      Would highly recommend to see Dr. Palmer. He provides always a correct diagnosis and avoid unnecessary treatments. I totally trust is judgement.
      in North Brunswick nj |
      Dr Palmer is very professional and listens to your complaints. He is knowledgable in his field.
      in New York, NY |
      Dr. Palmer is great! Takes his time with his patients and is very knowledgeable
      in Princeton Junction, NJ |
      Simply fantastic clinician
      in Hillsborough, NJ |
      I have been a patient of Dr. Palmer for several years. I have found him to be a very caring, and genuinely interested in my well being. He has always devoted as much time as needed to answer my questions, and go in depth on cause and effect. He has helped improve my health, and, got me back to the activities I enjoy.
      in New York, NY |
      Doctor kept on giving my 93 yr old mother HLA shots in hip which made her condition worse and bones more brittle. Why didn't he ever think to take an MRI since set of 3 shots didn't ease pain? Only went by former physiatrist's hip xrays. Duh! And at $1800 per shot. Patient having total hip replacement because of necrosis of femur and hip fracture. In agony -- thanks for nothing, and shame on you for not being more proactive!
      in Princeton, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer spent his time explain my diagnosis and treatment . He is simply the best
      in Skillman, NJ |
      This was a follow up to a previous problem. I have come to realize that Dr. Palmer will spend whatever time it takes to meet with me. On this visit we discussed a number of orthopedic and muscular problems and came up with a plan that makes sense and gives me a positive outlook going forward. He prescribed physical therapy rather than a quick jump to medication and gave me a shot that provided significant relief for one of my major issues. All in a very productive visit.
      in Lindenwold, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer has fantastic bedside manner, is genuinely concerned with the success of treatment and has been able to diagnose my issues when other facilities could not. Most recently, I was released from the hospital emergency room after excruciating back pain with an xray report that stated that there were no abnormalities. Dr. Palmer was able to look at the xray, and within seconds called me over to show me what they had missed. I recommend Dr. Palmer to my friends, family and coworkers.
      in Princeton Junction, NJ |
      I have had the privilege of calling Dr Palmer my doctor for almost 16 years. He takes the time necessary to explain everything and to develop treatment plans for you. He has given me the knowledge to deal with whatever comes and to know when to ask for help.. I am proud to call him a friend and to know that he is there for me when I need a medical opinion. I am orthopedicly needy so I value his place in my life.
      in Princeton Junction, NJ |
      He is highly knowledgeable, skillful, sensitive to patient needs, and advocates for his patients.
      in Princeton, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer is an extraordinary doctor. As a premed student, I look up to him b/c he is an honorable physician and someone i want to be like when i grow up. He has not only treated me but also my mom. I am eternally grateful for how he has helped my family, she has a much better quality of life b/c of him. He is not only wise in his practice but he is kind. He establishes trust with all his patients. My mom comes in weekly and considers him a friend b/c he has become such a big part of our lives.
      in Princeton Junction, NJ |
      I have been a patient of Dr Palmer for 12 years for a chronic pain condition. He doesn't hand you a prescription and move on. He spends the time to determine the root cause and develops a treatment plan for the best long term outcome. He considers my quality of life and gives me guidance in how to make the most of life while safeguarding my condition. Dr Palmer doesn't rush through my appointment and gives me his full attention. He has my trust and a high recommendation.
      in Cranbury, NJ |
      I have been a patient for Dr. Palmer for many years. He is always attentive and spends quality time with me during each visit. I have various issues with my neck and back and he is always receptive to listening to any new or ongoing concerns I may have. He has helped me in many, many ways. I have had injections in my neck and back which I would not trust to any other physician.
      in 17 ACKEN LANE PRINCETON, NJ 08540 |
      DOCTOR PALMER HAS BEEN MY PAIN MANAGMENT DOCTOR FOR NEARLY 16 YEARS HE IS THE MOST WONDERFUL DOCTOR THAT I HAVE EVER GONE TO HE IS THOURGH,PATIENT,AND SPENDS QUALITY TIME WITH YOU WHEN YOU SEE HIM IN THE OFFICE. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECOVER FROM ANY AN ALL INJURIES. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE ANY OTHER DOCTOR HE IS THE BEST THAT THERE IS.
      in Trenton, NJ |
      Dr. Palmer is an excellent doctor. He takes his time with me and explain to me about my condition. I would highly recommend Dr. Palmer for his expertise in his field. Trust me i am a lady who speaks what is on my mind and when a doctor take the time to listen to me about my medical concerns, well that is the doctor for me!
      New York, NY |
      Great clinician! Will spend the extra time to assure you understand the diagnosis & resolution!!! Fantastic pain management physician!
      There is no reason why I would NOT recommend Dr Palmer! He is excellent at diagnosing and treating me. He is also very caring about his patients and their pain.
      Hillsborough, NJ |
      Dr Palmer is extremely education and knowledgeable in his field. He listens intently, discusses your options and provides thorough care.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
      • Acupuncture
      • Acute Pain Medicine
      • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
      • Emergency Sports Medicine
      • Interventional Pain Medicine
      • Interventional Spine Medicine
      • Men's Sports Medicine
      • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
      • Pediatric Sports Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
      • Rehabilitation
      • Spine Physiatry
      • Sports Medicine
      • Sports Medicine Pain Management
      • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
      • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • Sports Preventive Medicine
      • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Disc Degeneration
      • Cervical Radiculopathy
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Facet Joint Pain
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc
      • Lumbar Radiculopathy
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Pain
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Pinched Nerve in Back
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

      Procedures Performed

      • Acupuncture
      • Arthritic Rehabilitation
      • Botox® Injection
      • Cervical Block
      • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
      • Chronic Pain Management
      • Electrodiagnostic Testing
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Ganglion Impar Block
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Injection
      • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
      • Medical Acupuncture
      • Medical Branch Block
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Blocks
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Rome-La Sapienza, Faculty Of Medicine & Dentistry, Rome, Italy

        Graduated in 1983

      • Internship Hospital
        University of Rome Dept of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

        Completed in 1988

        University Of Rome Polyclinic

        Completed in 1984

      • Residency Hospital
        Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine

        Completed in 1994

        New York University Downtown Hospital

        Completed in 1991

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Beth Israel Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Electrodiagnostics and Orthopaedics

        Completed in 1995

        University Of California At Los Angeles School Of Medicine, School Of Acupuncture Medicine

        Completed in 1996

      • Undergraduate School
        MIT Dept Biol

        Graduated in 1974

        Norwich University

        Graduated in 1976

        U Perugia

        Graduated in 1977

      • Other Education
        Stanford University School Of Medicine, International Spinal Injection Society; Training Workshop For Lumbar Spinal Injections

        Completed in 1997

        Stanford University School Of Medicine, Training Workshop For Discograms and Cervical Spine Injections

        Completed in 1997

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Italian
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
      • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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