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About Dr. Claudio A Palma

Dr. Claudio A Palma, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Palma is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - St Luke's Campus. Dr. Palma has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Claudio A Palma is Great. Dr. Claudio A Palma has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Claudio A Palma is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Soma Orthopedic Medical Group

1580 Valencia St Ste 703
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Specialties

Dr. Claudio A Palma has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    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.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain

Reviews

Showing 5 of 25

One Star

I have complete faith and Trust in him,treats me w/RESPECT never hurrys me. He's. Great !

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Beware of a Doctor who consults and works for workers compensation insurance companies!

Dr. Claudio Palma collects money from large workers compensation companies (Corvel) to give them his medical credentials to aid them in not providing medical care to patients. He failed to review my case accurately and none of the explanations for assessment matched my condition. Dr. Palma used a pre-filled out form to deny my surgeons request for a discogram so he could collect money at my expense! He is a general, medical doctor and anesthesiology and has no back ground or expertise as a orthopedic surgeon, yet he excepts large paychecks from Corvel Corporation as a Physicians Advisor because he has MD next to his name. Someone with this low of integrity should make you think twice about having him in charge of your care!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012, 2015, 2010, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2011, 2014, 2012, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Palma is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Claudio A Palma accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Soma Orthopedic Medical Group, 1580 Valencia St Ste 703, San Francisco, CA
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