AboutDr. Claudio Palma, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Palma is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - St Luke's Campus, California Pacific Medical Center-St Lukes Campus and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus. He speaks English.
Dr. Claudio Palma has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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Patients' Choice Award
(2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
- Acute Pain
- Back Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
Dr. Palma is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
California Pacific Medical Center-St Lukes Campus
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
St. Luke`s Campus
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
California Pacific Medical Center- Davies Campus
45 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Ucsf Med Ctr
Seton Medical Center
1900 Sullivan Ave
Daly City, CA 94015
15 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
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