Dr. Randal A Palmitier MD Physiatrist

Dr. Randal Palmitier is a physiatrist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids and one of 7 at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Physiatrist: General Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education & Medical Training

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1989 - 1990

University of Washington
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1986 - 1989

SpeCenterum Health - Blodgett Campus
Internship, Transitional Year, 1985 - 1986

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

MI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Symptom provocation of fluoroscopically guided cervical nerve root stimulation. Are dynatomal maps identical to dermatomal maps?
Slipman, C. W., Plastaras, C. T., Palmitier, R. A., Huston, C. W., Sterenfeld, E. B.

Comparison of tibiofemoral joint forces during open-kinetic-chain and closed-kinetic-chain exercises.
Lutz, G. E., Palmitier, R. A., An, K. N., Chao, E. Y.

Kinetic chain exercise in knee rehabilitation.
Palmitier, R. A., An, K. N., Scott, S. G., Chao, E. Y.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • Spectrum Health
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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