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Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Palmer

Midwest Bone and Joint Institute

2350 Royal Blvd Elgin, IL 60123

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Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Midwestern University in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmer

4.6

Based on 97 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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After 1.5 years of pain and chiropractors, acupuncturists, a different Ortho doc, myofascial release etc... no one was able to diagnose and permanently relieve my pain until I fortunately found Dr. Palmer by simply Googling hip specialists in my area. Every detail of the process and procedure were explained by him and by the material provided by his staff and the outpatient facility where the out-patient surgery takes place. I knew what to expect. Dr. Palmer was very pleasant, didn't waste time, but lets you ask questions you may have. I'm now 2 months post-op and feel amazing! Actually, I felt great right after surgery. Back to gym activities and riding my motorcycle pain free! Still a little stiff the first few steps after sitting a while, but then good as gold! Highly recommend Dr. Palmer. I told him he can't retire until I'm gone! LOL! He truly is the best!
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A year later, I can't walk more than a few yards, much worse than before. I had to go to a teaching hospital to be seen by a world class surgeon who stated she would not have recommended the surgery in the first place and found the implant is not sitting on the bone correctly and the angel is off. The office is small, cramped, overbooked and the staff is rude.
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If you need your hip replaced, look no more! Dr Palmer is the only one you need to see!
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He and his staff are the very best in the world for hip replacements. I had both done at the sane time and am trouble free for over 4 years today! Thanks be to Dr Palmer and his staff for the skill and ability to help those of us in need.
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He and his staff are the very best in care you will ever receive in your life! Choose the best with him or you’ll simple settle with all the rest!
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Dr. Palmer is the BEST. He performed my anterior hip replacement on 3/7, a 20 min. procedure via Spinal-was awake in 90 mins., was walking 5 hrs later w/ walker & stopped using it on 3/9. Had 3 inhome PT sessions with therapist (Gee-he was great), now going to Athletico for few weeks of PT. And the nurses & anesthesiologist at Valley Surgery Ctr were awesome. 3 nurses (who are not supposed to say) whispered in my ear "We see the results, Dr. Palmer is the best!! Greg Liddell 3/18/19
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I had hip replacement and expected a long painful recovery. Wrong. Dr. Palmer is so skilled I was walking the next day and off the cane in a month and I am 75 years old. Don't hesitate. He is kind, skilled, and loves his patients.
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Absolute thrilled with the outcome of the surgery and the positive attitude. Makes me confident that I picked the right surgeon
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I would recommend Dr. Palmer and his Staff to anyone they were great to work with and him being a man of little words and to the point sold me on him being my Doctor. I can only say this to Dr. Palmer and his Staff. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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Dr Palmer is a miracle worker. He performed bilateral hip replacements on me on Aug 29, 2018. Within weeks I was fully mobile. I owe him and his staff a huge debt of gratitude for a new lease on life. I wish I were not limited to 5 stars to give because he deserves 10. If you need the kind of surgery I did, Dr Palmer is your answer.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Experience is what makes an expert. My practice is limited to knee and hip replacement surgery. Nothing else. I am fellowship trained in the specialty and for more than a decade I have assisted thousands of patients with the recovery from their pain ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Of Med and Dentistry Of New Jersey
Internship Hospital
1996
Midwestern University
Medical School
1992
Pittsburg State University
Undergraduate School
2002
1997
1996
1992

Awards

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(847) 931-5300

Dr. Palmer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Palmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Palmer performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis