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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Palella is Excellent. Dr. Palella has been reviewed by 11 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.4
  • Currently 3.4285714285714 of 4 stars
Promptness 2.4
  • Currently 2.4 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 2.1
  • Currently 2.125 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.9
  • Currently 3.875 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.8
  • Currently 3.75 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.9
  • Currently 3.875 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.1
  • Currently 3.125 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 14 areas:
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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)


Dr. Palella has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Northwest Community Hospital 
  • Holy Family Medical Center 


  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Tagalog
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas Palella MD is a male Rheumatologist, has 33 years of experience and practices in Rheumatology.
Where does Dr. Thomas Palella practice?
Dr. Thomas Palella has 1 office location.
Dr. Thomas Palella practices Rheumatology near Des Plaines, IL.
See Des Plaines Rheumatologists.