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Michael Palmer, MD

Dr. Palmer is a surgeon in Eureka, CA. He is affiliated with Mad River Community Hospital and 4 more hospitals.
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Dr. Palmer saw more vascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more varicose veins patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more arteriosclerosis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more swelling patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more cerebrovascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more stroke patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more heart disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more venous insufficiency patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more arteriovenous (AV) fistula patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more thrombosis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more aneurysm patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more aortic aneurysm patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more leg ulcer patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more clotting disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw lung cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more kidney failure patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more gangrene patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more phlebitis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more chronic kidney disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw Raynaud's syndrome patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more hiatal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Palmer saw more benign polyps patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Palmer accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Bronchoscopy $2,627 – 6,003
Colonoscopy (screening) $1,434 – 2,902
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $6,465 – 12.8k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $7,933 – 13.5k
Liver biopsy $3,973 – 5,830
Skin tag removal $122 – 385
Upper endoscopy $2,052 – 3,198

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Palmer’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Palmer 13%
Predicted for his patients 18%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Palmer’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Palmer’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Palmer’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Palmer’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Palmer’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
57%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Palmer’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Palmer’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Palmer’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Palmer’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Palmer’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
73%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Palmer’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Palmer’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Palmer’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Palmer’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Palmer sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
2321 Harrison Ave
Eureka, CA 95501
2,440 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1976
  • Hennepin County Medical Center/Regions Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Palmer is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Mad River Community Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • St Joseph Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Sutter Coast Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Jerold Phelps Community Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Redwood Memorial Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield