Dr. Prashanth Palwai, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Prashanth Palwai, MD
Dr. Prashanth Palwai, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Kingwood, TX. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Palwai is affiliated with Kingwood Medical Center, Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.


19701 Kingwood Dr # A

Kingwood, TX 77339

Contact Information

(281) 319-4700

Dr. Prashanth Palwai, MD

Dr. Prashanth Palwai, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

We believe in the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Our goal is to achieve maximum well-being, where everything is functioning at the very best that is possible. We have a personal commitment to move toward the right end of the wellness continuum, no matter what the current status of health. People can improve their level of well being even when there are temporary setbacks, where the goal is always achieving a state of sound mind, body and spirit.
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Dr. Palwai's Experience

Dr. Palwai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parvovirus Infection
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • Kurnool Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Osmania Government Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Oklahoma University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palwai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palwai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palwai to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Palwai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Cleveland tx |
He's a great dr he helping me get back to the old me.
in Goodrich, TX |
I made my appointment over a month ahead of time and provided my insurance information to the person over the phone and told them I had an approval from my insurance company. They called a day ahead to verify that I would be there. When I arrived the receptionist was rude and refused to let me see the doctor saying they didn't accept my insurance. I had my referral and even called my insurance company from their office and she just flat out refused to do anything. Awful experience!!!!
in Houston, TX |
I was trying to find the patient satisfaction and/or take the survey for infusion nurses, but couldn't find it. Christina/Beth are both very caring and wonderful nurses. They are great!!!
in houston, tx |
VERY RUDE. He cut me off mid-sentence more than once. He never put one single hand on me. NO EXAM. When I asked if my symptoms could be arthritis, he asked me to show him my hands, then answered 'NO' without ever touching me or doing any blood labs. As I was looking at my notes to ask more questions, he got up and started to walk out of the room. I found a new dr. who did blood work & turns out, I indeed have arthritis - a genetic form that is VERY RARE. DO NOT RECOMMEND to anyone.
Very caring office. Concerned and takes time to listen each month I go in.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Palwai is a very kind and personable Rheumatologist. I have been a patient of his for 2 years since leaving my hometown, and I have had nothing but a positive experience since. I also should add I am feeling much better!
in Houston, TX |
He's a very caring and understanding doctor always looking for ways to make your daily life with RA as easy, simple as possible and also the Staff is so nice Yadira, Beth, Christina Awesome job You Guys !!!!!!
in Humble, TX |
He is kind and listens to you. I have never felt hurried. His staff is very nice to. They are a great group of people.
in Houston, TX |
Saw this doctor off and on over the course of 10 years and it was easy to get my biologic prescription filled. *he could never remember my diagnosis* He is not a doctor that spends time on your problems and referring someone was the biggest mistake I ever made. His staff over those 10 years-including a recent almost visit-was not friendly but he wasn't to them either. Also, be sure to call BOTH locations if you need an appointment because leaving a message (or 10) won't gain you a return call!
Kingwood, TX |
Dr. Palwai is very thorough in his examination and is very detailed oriented. He takes time to listen to his patients.
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Dr. Palwai accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Palwai has admitting privileges

Kingwood Medical Center
22999 Highway 59 N
Kingwood, TX 77339
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Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
18951 N Memorial Dr
Humble, TX 77338
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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
9250 Pinecroft Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77380
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Tomball Regional Medical Center
605 Holderrieth Blvd
Tomball, TX 77375
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