Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD

Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Contact Information

(616) 459-7101

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health

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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 28 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

Awards

Dr. Palmitier's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmitier

2.9

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
39.130434782608695%
(9)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
1 Star
43.47826086956522%
(10)

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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...Read More
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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. ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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