Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Palmer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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650 S RANDALL RD Algonquin, IL 60102

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Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Algonquin, IL. Dr. Palmer has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Sherman Hospital and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palmer to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palmer

4.5

Based on 118 ratings

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Dr.Palmer did my knee replacement in July of 2019. My knee feels great. Even helped my left knee and hip to stop hurting. From start to finish he and his team were amazing. If my left knee ever needs to be replaced he is the only surgeon I would let perform the surgery.
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Preston Cafcules – Sep 20, 2020
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Well run office. Dr Palmer was very confident of his abilities. Had surgery June 29th and was home same day. Recovery has gone remarkably well. Thanks Dr Palmer for a job well done!
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Jim Clancy – Aug 01, 2020
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Dr. Palmer performed my double knee replacement two years ago. He did a great job. Recovery takes work but because he did a competent job I had no set backs. He is a doctor who can be trusted.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer Bornekomosa – Jun 21, 2020
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Again, I went in regarding my knees and was more or less up to me as to what I wanted to do. Do what you're doing now. Take cortizone shots. Have surgery. I was hoping to be given more definitive direction.
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Mark E Banias – Jun 17, 2020
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Dr.Palmer is very nice and answered all of my concerns. He has a great personality. I will definitely recommend him.
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Jkm – Jun 16, 2020
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Excellent surgeon. Bilateral hip replacement 5 years ago. Still as good as new. Dr Palmer is an advocate for staying active. Get your life back. Highly recommended.
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Doug – Jun 13, 2020
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Dr. Palmer is very personable and listens carefully to your concerns. He is an expert in his field and I am confident that my issues will be addressed with the best outcome possible.
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Terri Gaudio – Jun 13, 2020
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This knee replacement has rendered me permanently disabled. Mayo Clinic physicians were incredulous. They said they never would have replaced my knee, especially with my neurological condition. I very specifically asked him about it. He poo pooed it. He said he would have a specialist follow me after surgery. The specialist knew absolutely nothing about current treatment for my specific condition. I was in agony after surgery. A team of Mayo physicians have since determined the constant clicking, knee instability, leg length completely off and permanent nerve damage is what I have to live with for the rest of my life due to this disastrous knee replacement. I cannot walk without a cane or walker, because I easily loose my balance. They are unable to fix the damage he did because I would have so much bone loss and it would exacerbate my neurological condition. I suppose he will try to scare me from telling the truth, but I have all the proof from true experts.
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Dr Palmer did a great job, treated both knees with shots next day pain & swelling 90% gone
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Steve – May 23, 2020
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Dr. Shawn Palmer is an exceptional Doctor. He takes the time to listen, ask questions, knowledgeable, focused, and explains your health issues in a matter that is easy to understand. My office visit today with Dr. Palmer was comfortable, professional, pleasant, he's friendly, a good communicator and he makes you feel cared for. I would highly recommend Dr. Shawn Palmer!
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Lynn M. Doone – May 23, 2020
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Five years after knee replacement and still feels wprse than before. After having surgery Dr palmer never spent more than 5 min with me. Never heard my concerns. Recently had a doc tell me my replacement shouldnt be clicking as it was. I woyld not recomment dr palmer for anything. Poor bedside manner, just pushes you through for the money. Doctor greed.
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May 05, 2020
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I had a great experience with my hip replacement with Dr Palmer. He was upfront, honest and spot on with appointments and what to expect. My surgery went well and recovery even better. I was riding my bike 10 days later. I would certainly recommend him and his staff.
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Bob G – Feb 06, 2020
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Dr. Palmer did a great job. Professional, efficient, not arrogant at all.
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Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Palmer was 1 hour late. He snapped at me when I complained about missing 2 hours for 5 mintiest. His bedside manner is awful and he did not even read my x rays and he wanted surgery. I would give him a thumbs down.
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Marin – Nov 01, 2019
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Dr. Palmer is the best! He isn't in a hurry and talks to you like a person. I knew immediately when I met him that I wanted him to do my surgery. Back to work before I planned and feeling great!
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Charlotte – Oct 31, 2019
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Exactly as planned. Went home the same day after my hip and back to work at 9 days. Great doctor and easy to talk to. I could not be happier.
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Jason – Oct 31, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sandra – Aug 20, 2019
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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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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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May 09, 2019
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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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About Me

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 nearly 20 years I have assisted several thousand patients with the recovery from their pain and disability due to arthritis. I am the regions most experienced anterior hip replacement surgeon and have helped patients travelog from around the world. I serve as a national instructor teaching other surgeons how to safely perform the procedure.Less...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics

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
1992
pittsburg state university
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Palmer accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Hip Resurfacing
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer performs Hip Resurfacing more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Palmer performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palmer treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Palmer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Palmer's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

OrthoIllinois

OrthoIllinois650 S RANDALL RD Algonquin, IL 60102
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
OrthoIllinois1435 N Randall Rd Elgin, IL 60123
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin

Elgin, IL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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