Dr. Michael Palmer, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 67

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Michael Palmer, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Rome-La Sapienza, Faculty Of Medicine & Dentistry, Rome, Italy medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Princeton Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Palmer, MD

Princeton Orthopedic Associates and Sports Medicine

325 Princeton Ave Princeton, NJ 08540
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Branden Allenby – Sep 09, 2021
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Dr. Palmer ask questions, took his time, reviewed the x-ray with me and made a treatment recomendation.
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Mario F Spoleti – Oct 01, 2020
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Very nice and helpful. Explained everything well
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Jun 24, 2020
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Dr Palmer is very knowledgeable about my medical condition. He is understanding and empathetic with my pain management.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Theresa – Jun 17, 2020
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This was my first visit with Dr Palmer. He was emphatic, attentive, informative and quickly recommended a protocol of treatment. I am hopeful of resolving my chronic pain issues for the first time in a while!
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May 09, 2020
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Dr. Palmer is a fantastic person and doctor He's easy to talk with, compassionate, and has consistently helped my family and me recover over the years from neck and knee injuries. Recently I saw him for knee pain and he was able to diagnose and recommend the right therapy for recovery and through physical therapy (at his recommendation) my knee is stronger and the pain is gone. I highly recommend Dr. Palmer!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Cathy Q Bailey – Dec 21, 2019
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Dr. Palmer took the time to talk with me about my medical history and recent lifestyle changes to help me figure out why I began experiencing sharp knee pain again, almost 10 years after my first knee surgery. He ordered x-rays to make sure that no further surgical intervention was necessary. I left my appointment with Dr. Palmer feeling confident about the action plan he provided me with to alleviate my knee pain.
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Megan Donnelly – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr Palmer has been a lifesaver for me first with back pain, then a few years later helping me manage nerve pain from a surgery from broken ankle. He takes his time to really understand what’s going on. As an athlete himself he understood it was not just about making the pain go away, but finding proper rehab and mechanics to get me back to the activities I wanted to do. He is a phenomenal Doctor, I highly recommend him To everyone, especially athletes. Great bedside manner.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jennifer Costa – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr. Palmer greeted me with a big smile and made me feel so comfortable upon my first visit. He is an expert is his field and someone that I absolutely trust! I highly recommend him and know that you are in the best hands!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sandra Anderson Diaz – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr Palmer is an excellent doctor! 5 star doctor after 20yrs. of Fighting for me to get a quality of life! Fibromyalgia is a chronic PAINFUL syndrome to endure! Dr Palmer is the 1st doctor in New Jersey to prove to a Worker Compensation judge that Fibromyalgia is real an not a made up pain all over the body! With my fantastic lawyer, an Dr Palmers testimony an also mine, I won my case against my employer. This is all the truth an documented In the law library under Workers Compensation cases won against Fibromyalgia from a trauma at work!
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Peggy in Skillman – Dec 03, 2019
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He was very helpful and nice and professional.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Maria Muller – Oct 21, 2019
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Dr. Palmer is very patient and thorough in dealing with my problem. He places you at ease and answers all your questions.
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Bill of New Brunswick – Sep 10, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Palmer by my PCP. Dr. Palmer is not a surgon; he is a Physia-trist. He only handles patients with sports injuries or very acute conditions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Arlene Serchuk – Sep 03, 2019
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Very patient. Took lots of time explaining
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Jan 23, 2019
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I chose Dr. Palmer for my own health issues after he treated my son. He is knowledgeable on a wide range of topics and does a great job explaining what’s going on.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Pat in Somerset, NJ – Jan 21, 2019
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Thorough and friendly. Knows his stuff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jan 08, 2019
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As of my first visit; I felt Dr. Palmer was respectful and professional.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tori Lynn Lee in Trenton, NJ – Dec 24, 2018
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Super friendly, makes you feel like he is truly listening.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy in Belle Mead, NJ – Dec 21, 2018
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Even though his staff overbooked him and I had quite a wait, Dr Palmer is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, personable, and articulate. Would definitely recommend. Please make him more accessible!
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sarah in Lawrenceville, NJ – Dec 19, 2018
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He was really wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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NJ – Dec 19, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Michael Palmer, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • 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 Pain Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Preventive Medicine
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine
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Education

1997
Stanford University School Of Medicine, International Spinal Injection Society; Training Workshop For Lumbar Spinal Injections
1997
Stanford University School Of Medicine, Training Workshop For Discograms and Cervical Spine Injections
1996
University Of California At Los Angeles School Of Medicine, School Of Acupuncture Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Beth Israel Hospital, Department Of Rehabilitation Medicine, Electrodiagnostics and Orthopaedics
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine
Residency Hospital
1991
New York University Downtown Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Rome Dept Of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Rome Polyclinic
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Rome-La Sapienza, Faculty Of Medicine & Dentistry, Rome, Italy
Medical School
1977
U Perugia
Undergraduate School
1976
Norwich University
Undergraduate School
1974
MIT Dept Biol
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Air Force Medal of Commendation, 1997
  • Honors Graduate, University of Rome, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1984
  • Air Force Medal of Meritorious Service, 2002

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What are Dr. Michael Palmer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Palmer frequently treats Low Back Pain, Bursitis, and Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Palmer treats.

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Dr. Palmer's office is located at 325 Princeton Ave, Princeton, NJ 08540. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Palmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Bursitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Bursitis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Arthritis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acupuncture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritic Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • 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)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Locations

Princeton Orthopedic Associates and Sports Medicine

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates II P.A.325 Princeton Ave Princeton, NJ 08540
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