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Dr. Richard Palken, MD

Internal Medicine*
3.7 (15)
Map Pin Small Worcester, MA
Accepting new patients
36 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Richard Palken, MD

Dr. Richard Palken, MD is an Internist in Worcester, MA. They specialize in Internal Medicine, has 36 years of experience. They graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Marlborough Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, UMass Memorial Healh Harrington Hospital, UMass Memorial Healthalliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus and UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus. Dr. Palken, completed a residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Palken an average 3.7 star rating.

Dr. Palken works at Practice in Worcester, MA. They frequently treat conditions like All Headaches (incl. Migraine) and Vitamin B Deficiency along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Palken's Office Locations

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    55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (508) 334-4161

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Marlborough Hospital
  • Saint Vincent Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Healh Harrington Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Healthalliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus

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Immunization Administration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Vitamin B Deficiency
Immunization Administration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)

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Immunization Administration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Vitamin B Deficiency
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Constipation
Muscle Cramping
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Fever
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Foot Infection
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Joint Pain
Limb Pain
Muscle Spasm
Nail Infection
Nausea
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Phimosis
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Sebaceous Cysts
Shortness of Breath
Tobacco Use Disorder
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Wellness Examination
Acid Reflux
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Adult Failure to Thrive
Anal or Rectal Pain
Aspergillosis
Asphyxia and Hypoxemia
Bipolar Disorder
Down Syndrome
Goiter
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Herpes Zoster Without Complication
High Cholesterol
Ingrown Nail
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Pharyngitis
Sciatica
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Thrush
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Tobacco Withdrawal
Vascular Disease
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
Diabetes Counseling
Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
Obesity Counseling
Pap Smear
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    About Dr. Richard Palken, MD

    Specialties*
    • Internal Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 36 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1093798514
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

    Dr. Palken has seen patients for All Headaches (incl. Migraine) and Vitamin B Deficiency, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Palken on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Palken. The overall rating for this provider is 3.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Palken.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Palken, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Palken 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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