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Dr. Peter Palacio, MD

Gynecology •  Male • Age 60

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Dr. Palacio

Viva GYN

2450 NE Mary Rose Pl Ste 200 Bend, OR 97701
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Dr. Peter Palacio, MD is a gynecology specialist in Bend, OR and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1993 and specializes in gynecology and gynecologic surgery.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Palacio accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Plan of Oregon PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthSmart
Kaiser Permanente
LifeWise
Medico
Meritain Health
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Heritage Signature
Principal Life
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Preferred PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Palacio's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Perimenopause
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palacio treats Perimenopause more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Palacio treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palacio treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Palacio treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Symptomatic Menopause
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palacio treats Symptomatic Menopause more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Palacio treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Palacio's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Palacio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palacio

4.5

Based on 60 reviews

5 Stars
85%
(51)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(3)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
10%
(6)

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I've been seeing Dr. Palacio for 3 years for symptoms of menopause, including migraine. He has has worked with me on hormone replacement therapy and takes time to answer questions and explain the latest research. However, from the start his office staff have been very difficult. They rarely answer the phone, give confusing and inaccurate information about insurance and the doctor's availability, and make mistakes with billing. Most recently I received my first bill for two appointments I had over a year ago. The office mis-billed my insurance, lost a referral from my primary care physician, and billed me so late that I cannot deduct the cost of the visits for tax purposes. I understand that he has new billing staff, but too late for me. I would recommend Dr. Palacio for someone wanting HRT advice who is willing to wrestle with the front office staff to get it, but personally will not be returning to this practice.
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Dr. Palacio was very warm and approachable. He had a flip book of the female anatomy that we reviewed and discussed potential causes of my condition, and the surgical options available to me, from least-to-most invasive. He took the time to clearly explain the procedure options, and the risks and benefits of each in a clear, easy-to-understand way, without being condescending. He was up-to-date on best practices. I felt confident that I was in good hands as I was being rolled into the OR.
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Believe me when I say I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Dr. Palacio to any and all women who are seeking a really wonderful, caring and so informative doctor for their OBGYN care. Each time I come out of an appointment with Dr. Palacio I feel enlightened and lifted up. He is the best ever. You will love him! And his staff is professional, caring and welcoming too. Go ahead and make the appointment, you won't regret it.
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Dr. Palacio is one of those rare physicians who automatically makes you feel at ease at an appt. which is so intimate and not one any woman looks forward to. His knowledge, warmth & empathic manner allow you to discuss any issue & ask any question in total comfort. I am 72 yrs. old & have had my share of woman issues. I trust Dr. Palacio explicitly.
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So thankful I found Dr. Palacio!! He is kind, compassionate, completely thorough, and demonstrated total interest in me and my concerns. Although a total abdominal hysterectomy could not be avoided, it went extremely well. My recovery has been fantastic! My family and friends marvel at how well I am doing. :-) Yvonne
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Palacio. The 5 stars says it all! He is an excellent doctor.
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The impact Dr. Palacio has had on my physical & mental health has been life altering. The issues I had suffered with affected how I felt about myself as a woman. He took the time not just to talk with me & listen, but he also extensively researched & together we found solutions for relief. I had tried many female doctors before him & they were dismissive to my issues. Dr. Palacio never makes me feel rushed and he treats me like a person, not a patient. A bonus is his caring & friendly staff.
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Everyone at the office treats me with kindness and respect, from the receptionist to Dr. Palacio himself. He always listens and takes the time to understand my individual needs. I highly recommend VIVA! GYN.
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I am grateful for a doctor who takes time to listen, answer questions thoroughly and share medical news as it pertains to me. Dr. Palacio is interested in his patients as a whole person. The staff is also friendly and professional and I have never felt rushed. I highly recommend Dr. Palacio to friends who are looking for a doctor at this stage of life!
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Dr Palacio has a wealth of information about menopause and hormone replacement therapy. He has been so helpful finding the right retiming for me. He is a great listener and always checks to make sure I have all my questions answered.
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Biography

Dr. Peter Palacio, MD is a gynecology specialist in Bend, OR and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1993 and specializes in gynecology and gynecologic surgery.

Specialties

  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery

Education

Madigan Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
Madigan Army Med Center
Internship Hospital
1993
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average