Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO

Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Midwestern University in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2350 Royal Blvd

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(847) 931-5300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Palmer "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 and disability due to arthritis. I am the regions most experienced anterior hip replacement surgeon and serve as a national instructor teaching other surgeons how to safely perform the procedure. Visit my website at www.thehipandkneecenter.com."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
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15  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO
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Dr. Palmer is fantastic! He replaced both my hips in 2014. Great bedside manner, quick recovery, and I walk perfect! Thank you, Dr. Palmer for taking the unbearable pain away! I recommend you to all my friends, neighbors, and even strangers. You truly are the “Best”!!!
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One critical thing to remember: speed does not equal quality. Most of the reviews for Dr Palmer are for hip replacement. No doubt he is highly skilled in that respect. As for knee replacement, when The doctor told me the knee replacement would only take 20 minutes, I should have recognized that as...Read More
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Dr. Shawn Palmer is a very good doctor, highly recommend to anyone. He definitely takes his time with you, explains everything in a very clear manner. He is very professional, responsive and knowledgeable .
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It has been a year since my two hip replacements (April 13 and June 1).The surgery and recovery were so much easier than I ever would have imagined. I spent 1 night in the hospital, went home the next day and was able to climb the stairs. I needed no pain relief after the first day, received 6 PT...Read More
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My friends are amazed by my quick recovery. I tell them that finding Dr. Palmer online was the best thing ever.
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