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Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Palmitier

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100 Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(616) 459-7101

Dr. Palmitier accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Palmitier's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmitier treats Spondylosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Palmitier treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmitier treats Spine Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Palmitier treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmitier treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Palmitier treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Palmitier's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1998
University Pa
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1986
Blodgett Memorial Med Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
1990
1989
1986
1985

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Dr. Palmitier's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmitier

3.6

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
51.282051282051285%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
1 Star
25.641025641025642%
(10)

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Went very well. He explained everything in detail as he did the procedure.
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Dr Palmitier gives great advice with the diagnosis.
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Diagnostic injection for back pain/sciatica. Office is incredibly efficient, with virtually no waiting time and great nurses. Dr. P was professional and explained everything well. Already have some pain relief 24 hrs later. Have been treated here before, alway find everything to be excellent. Note: Priority Health Medicare covers most of the procedure.
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Saw Dr. Palmitier in 2015 with back pain. He got me fixed up quickly. When I had another issue I asked my primary Dr. to refer me to Dr. Palmitier again. He ordered tests and quickly got me in to discuss options based on my results. I'm hopeful I'll be feeling better soon. Also, the staff is nice there!
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My first time with Dr. Palmitier.......very kind, professional, and told me exactly what he was doing. Yes, I would recommend him.
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Very prompt, efficient, and effective.
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I am so thankful that a surgeon sent me to Dr. Palmitier 4.5 yrs ago when I learned I had sciatic pain related to degenerative spinal conditions associated with aging. Dr. Palmitier has made accurate diagnoses that have guided him in providing me treatment which greatly relieved my pain, did not result in complications, and allowed me to return to a fuller life. He has always shown me kindness, empathy, and compassion which I attribute to his high quality, therapeutic relationship interaction. As he greets me, he looks at me directly, listens respectfully to my complaints and questions, gives me answers I can understand (including showing me on an imaging test where the problem is in my spine while explaining why it causes me pain), and then tells me what he can do to try to relieve it. I greatly trust him. I also appreciate the medical and clerical staff who work with him. They, too, are kind and respectful as they do their work thoughtfully and efficiently, to my benefit.
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Dr palmitier always friendly explains everything and never more than a 5 minute wait
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Very efficient and professional. Skilled in injections. Would have liked a little more detailed explanation but as an NP I gues I wanted more than most. The office runs like a fine tuned machine.
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Oh how I love Doctor Palmitier. He explains everything well, makes process as painless as possible, very very efficient and no nonsense. Highly recommend!!
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I’ve now had two spinal nerve injections with Dr Palmitier. I’ve had at least 8 of these in the past 13 years. These last two were the easiest and quickest. I watched the screen as he performed the procedure. I asked a lot of questions. Dr P answered all, was friendly and quick. Who wants a slow epidural?
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Very knowledgeable. Exceptional office. Never waited for the appointment. No complaints.
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Injection painless. Can feel good results 24 hrs later.
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I have been receiving injectyovef the years which have helped! He has always been very professional and explains what he is doing each step of the way. I have no complaints at all.
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I'm unsure of why Dr. Palmitier has received such poor reviews. I saw him today for an injection and first, the staff was very courteous and they were very efficient. Dr. Palmitier was very nice and he was very quick at the actual procedure itself. It was painless and I am hoping it will work to eliminate my sciatica.
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Excellent care, efficient injection for sciatica, great results. No wasted time, just the right treatment.
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I don't understand the negative reviews. I've seen Dr. Palmitier on three different occasions over the past 15 years. Each time, he has been considerate, knowledgeable, patient, and extremely supportive. In each instance, he has referred me to excellent specialists who resolved my back problems. I'm very impressed and recommend him highly.
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had been a patient of Dr. Palmitier for quite some time. I had a number of spinal injections with mediocre results. He ordered a bone scan which was done however a week went by w/o any contact. I called the office and was blessed with a voice mail system that just passed your from pillar to post. I finally left a message asking what the plan was however another month went by with no contact. I now have a new Dr.
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This doctor if he is one makes you think he will help you and only ends up costing you money. He orders test that do nothing except confirm what you already knew from previous test. I would never recommend him to anybody.
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Felt like a piece of factory production on a conveyor belt. He would just take patient afterr patient and inject into places that didn't make sense, offered back surgery even though my MRI was negative and his physical therapy team ended up hurting me more because he didn't diagnose me properly, didn't listen at all to my symptoms and ignored more than half of them, and got up to take a call from another doctor and said he'd come back but the the nurse was who came back. He never cane back.
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