Dr. Michelle Palazzo, MD
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Dr. Michelle Palazzo, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female

Kleinert Kutz HCC PLLC 225 Abraham Flexner Way Ste 700 Louisville, KY 40202 Get Directions
(502) 561-4263


Dr. Michelle Palazzo, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Palazzo is affiliated with Jewish Hospital, Norton Womens's and Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
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Louisville, KY |
Very long wait (one appointment wait was over 1.5 hrs) for such a minuscule visit from the doc (maybe 5 min). Defensive is a polite description of her character. Aloof also comes to mind. Went through the hassle of having an MRI but she never even looked at it. Billed 4 times (totaling over $1k) for this appointment which, by the way gave me no treatment unless you would count a 1/4" x 6" velcro strip to be used as a brace. Would NEVER recommend this doctor. Not even as revenge.
Louisville, KY |
Bedside manner is extremely poor. She is not friendly, timely, or personable. She barely relays details of her medical opinion. She openly scoffs at the residents who see you prior to her.
in Louisville, KY |
Word of mouth is the best way to get picture of something or someone. With that in mind I just want to make sure that all know - if you need to see any doctors at Kutz and Kleinert make sure it is NOT with Michelle Palazzo - if I had only checked her healthcare ratings first, I would have never gone to her. 2 stars only. I just assumed being Kutz and Kleinert, had to be the best - WRONG ! she has horrendous bedside manners, she seemed totally disinterested.
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Dr. Palazzo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    St Louis University

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Georgetown University School Of Med

    Completed in 2005

    University Of Louisville

    Completed in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement