Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD

Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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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Spine Disorders
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
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more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

53  Conditions Treated

  • 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)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
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3  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD
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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Rockford, MI – Oct 24, 2017
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Excellent care, efficient injection for sciatica, great results. No wasted time, just the right treatment.
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Keith Oberfeld in Grand Rapids, MI – Dec 05, 2016
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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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Steve in Grand Rapids, MI – Sep 24, 2016
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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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Martin Makel in Hudsonville, MI – Jun 01, 2016
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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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Debra S in Chase, MI – Mar 25, 2016
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