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Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery*
3.6 (53)
Map Pin Small Shenandoah, TX
Accepting new patients
35 years of experience

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Shenandoah, TX. They specialize in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, has 35 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Houston Methodist the Woodlands Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. Dr. Palmer, completed a residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Palmer an average 3.6 star rating.

Dr. Palmer works at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Shenandoah, TX with other offices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Spinal Stenosis, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Aetna Health Network and Aetna Premier Care Network as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Palmer's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    17183 Interstate 45 S Ste 210, Shenandoah, TX 77385 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (214) 247-1247
  2. 2
    Houston Methodist
    6550 Fannin St Ste 2600, Houston, TX 77030 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (214) 247-1247
  3. 3
    Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
    17201 Interstate 45 S Ste 305, The Woodlands, TX 77385 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (214) 247-1247

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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Back Pain
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Radiculopathy
Sciatica
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Spinal Osteophyte
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Scoliosis
Spondylitis
Laminoforaminotomy
Spinal Nerve Block
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Myelopathy
Spinal Cord Injury
Thoracic Stenosis
Upper Back Pain
Facet Blocks
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Decompression
Spinal Fusion
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Broken Neck
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chordoma
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Pathological Spine Fracture
Pinched Nerve in Back
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Schmorl's Nodes
Spina Bifida
Tarlov Cyst
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Whiplash
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Anterior Disc Decompression and Fusion
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Interlaminar Spacer
Laminoplasty
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Somatic Nerve Block
Spine Fracture Treatment
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    Insurance Accepted

    • AARP
    • Advantra
    • Aetna
    • Aetna Health Network
    • Aetna Premier Care Network
    • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • AvMed
    • AXIS
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    • Blue Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Choice Care (Humana)
    • Cigna
    • Community Health Choice
    • CorVel
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Elderplan
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    • First Health
    • Galaxy Health Network
    • Health Net
    • HealthSmart
    • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    • Humana
    • Imagine Health
    • Independent Medical Systems
    • Medical Mutual
    • Medicare of Texas
    • Meritain Health
    • MultiPlan
    • National Preferred Provider Network
    • Olympus Managed Health Care
    • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
    • SmartCare
    • Texas Workers' Compensation
    • Three Rivers Provider Network
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • Universal American
    • US Family Health Plan
    • USA Managed Care Organization
    • Worker's Compensation

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    Ratings & Reviews

    3.6
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    Based on 53 ratings
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    1 Star
    (16)
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    About Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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    Specialties*
    Years of Experience
    • 35 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1437165750
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital|St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Houston Methodist the Woodlands Hospital
    • Houston Methodist Hospital
    • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
    • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
    • Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Kenneth Palmer, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Palmer is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Palmer has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Palmer has seen patients for Spinal Stenosis, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Palmer on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    53 patients have reviewed Dr. Palmer. The overall rating for this provider is 3.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Palmer.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Palmer, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Palmer appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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