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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Palella is Good. Dr. Palella has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.4
Promptness 3.2
Courteous Staff 3.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.8
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 3.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Thomas Palella, MD is board certified in Rheumatology.

  • He has special expertise in 15 areas:
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Palella graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has 2 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015)


Dr. Palella has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 
  • Holy Family Medical Center 


  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Tagalog

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas Daniel Palella MD is a male Rheumatologist, has 35 years of experience and practices in Rheumatology.
Where does Dr. Thomas D. Palella practice?
Dr. Thomas Palella has 1 office location.
Dr. Thomas Palella practices Rheumatology near Des Plaines, IL.
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