Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO

Dr. Shawn Palmer, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
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

See how frequently Dr. Palmer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Palmer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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
  • Kennedy Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palmer to family and friends
75 total reviews (36 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (75)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Palmer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (36)

Dr. Shawn Palmer is a top expert in his field. He is the utmost professional who actually enjoys answering all your questions in an easy to understand patient way. His confident demeanor puts the patient at ease. His experience in the number of successful surgeries made me feel so good about...more
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So easy to talk to. His nurse answered my calls every time. No leaving messages. I was so nervous about the surgery but everything worked out perfectly. I feel like I have been given a second chance.
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Dr. Palmer is wonderful. He almost makes hip surgery easy. Six hours after surgery I was already walking. The hospital therapist called me a rock star! This is not your grandmothers hip surgery. Dr. Palmer is an expert in anterior hip surgery. The surgery itself doesn't take long, short hospital...more
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Even though I live 9 hours away I chose Dr Palmer for my anterior hip replacement. My brother highly recommended Dr Palmer after he had both of his hips replaced so I made an appointment and was very impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, confidence and caring attitude. It has been 2 weeks...more
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Young Total Knee replacement patient- 1 year out. I've have a lot of issues in the year. Not that I am blaming the surgery- but the follow up care is HORRIBLE> Dr. Palmer may or may not actually be the one seeing you- might be a "helper". Have to wait a week to even get in- and when I do get...more
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