Dr. Rama Palwai, MD
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Dr. Rama Palwai, MD


Rheumatology | Female

NORTH HOUSTON RHEUMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES 920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 350 Shenandoah, TX 77380 Get Directions


Dr. Rama Palwai, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Shenandoah, TX. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Palwai is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Palwai's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (14)
in Montgomery, TX |
Dr Palwai is not only friendly but very professional. I like that she explains the reasons for ordering tests and then goes over the results with you and explains them and makes sure you understand what the results mean. I also appreciate that she listens to any concerns and questions that I may have and addresses them without making me feel as if she is rushed. The staff, Karley and Melissa, are very competent as well and able to deal with patients in a professional manner and handle your needs
Spring, Texas |
She is a very thorough doctor, and obviously has much knowledge and experience. I like how she answers questions in a way that is easy to understand.
in Magnolia, TX |
I have been going to Dr. Palwai for my RA for a few years now and have always had great care. She listens to me and is always willing to work with me on treatment.
in magnolia, tx |
Dr. Palwai was a blessing when she was recommended by my Internist. Dr. Palwai listened, asked questions and ordered necessary test to correctly diagnosis my medical issues. She is very caring, knowledgeable and professional. With no doubt, I will recommend Dr Palwai!
in Tomball Tx |
She is absolutely awesome.
in Houston, TX |
I have never liked seeing this doctor. She would talk down to me about other medications I needed for anxiety and sleep. I always waited at least 45 minutes in before seeing her. Then she would hurry in and rush out in 5 minutes. Every time I mentioned pain due to my lupus she brushed it off and blamed my job. I felt like I was never taken seriously. I stopped seeing her cause of this and her staff was also rude and in a hurry to collect my co pay while I was waiting an hour to see her.
Austin, TX |
Very nice and seems to know what she is talking about but it's a strange office and every time I am here the wait is extremely long.
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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  •  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