Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD
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Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Ste 100 Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Get Directions


Dr. Randal Palmitier, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Excellent care, efficient injection for sciatica, great results. No wasted time, just the right treatment.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
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.
in Hudsonville, MI |
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.
in Chase, MI |
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.
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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  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Blodgett Memorial Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1990

    University Pa

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Spinal Nerve Block