Dr. Rama R. Palwai, MD

Dr. Rama R. Palwai, MD

Rheumatology | Female | 47 years old

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Dr. Palwai specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Shenandoah, TX. She practices at 6 locations.

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    16 – 30 minutes (21)
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in Conroe, Tx |
in Bastrop, Tx |
I've been to Dr. Palwai three times and each time had a very good quality experience. She is very professional, a good listener and definitely understands the many manifestations of arthritis. We talked about some of the difficulties researching cures and how to best handle day to day activities, including strength training/PT, walking & healthy eating habits. She didn't rush me at all. I feel she really cares about her patients. I specifically drove all the way from Bastrop to see her.
in Conroe, TX |
Friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. Have recommended Dr. Palwai to many friends.
in Spring, TX |
Staff is incompetent & rude; wait time is excessive; dr has deplorable bedside manner; she refuses to listen & won't treat patient with meds that have worked for many years unless she provides it and passes costs on to patient. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone!
in Trinity, TX |
Dr. Palwai is very intense and tends to ask a lot of questions and do a lot of work on her computer as she talks with you - all related to you - but it was a distraction to me in the beginning. However, she is the only Dr. that found my problem and I had been over 1 1/2 years trying to find out what was wrong with me. She is warm and friendly but not until she finds out what your problem is and begins to treat you. I am doing great and owe my mobility to Dr. Palwai. She is an excellent Dr.
in The Woodlands, TX |
We sat in the waiting room for almost 2 hours to see this doctor and our apt lasted about 15 minutes. Communication was very difficult and when I asked questions, I felt that it was a bother to her.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Palwai doesn't explain my medical questions enough to understand her. My medical questions not being fully answered. Next steps follow ups.
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Dr. Palwai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Loss
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parvovirus Infection
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Kurnool Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Kurnool Government Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Edgewater Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Geisinger Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection

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