Dr. Douglas A Palma MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Douglas Palma is an orthopedic surgeon in Newark, Delaware. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Christiana Care Health System and St. Francis Hospital. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 34 doctors at Christiana Care Health System and one of 19 at St. Francis Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Christiana Care Health System
High performing in Orthopedics

St. Francis Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Residency, General Surgery, 1996 - 1998

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1997 - 2002

Temple University School of Medicine
Class of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

LA State Medical License
Active through 2013

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

MS State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Comparison of autograft and allograft fixation in Pemberton osteotomy.
McCarthy, J.J., Palma, D.A., Betz, R.R.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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