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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. James Palma is a gastroenterologist treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is affiliated with the Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Palma is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association.
For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Palma attended the City College of New York, graduating summa cum laude. He pursued his medical degree at the Colombia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Palma continued his medical education at the Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. Here, he received internal medicine residency training and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology.
Patients visiting Dr. Palma can receive a full range of gastroenterological services. He provides colonoscopy, colon cancer screenings, liver biopsy, and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including gallstones, stomach pain, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreas problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux and eating disorders.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Palma was very professional and wonderful to work with. His front of house staff are a completely different story. First they were extremely rude to an elderly man who had questions filling out his paperwork. Then when it came to following up on scheduling a time sensitive exam, they had all of their facts wrong and misled me which in turn caused the exam to push back my pre op testing which in turn caused a rescheduling of a surgery.
courteous and efficient
Excellent, very professional. Highly recommend.
Dr. Palma saw me straight away. He was very thorough and never acted as if he were in a hurry. He listened to all my concerns and asked relevant questions. He called me with all my results and talked through everything in detail. Very happy with my experience.
Provided clear and concise answers to all my questions.
I was very anxious going into my appointment but Dr. Palma made feel comfortable and calm throughout my whole check up. I'd highly recommend him. He's very professional and he knows his stuff. The receptionists were also very nice and friendly.
I thought he was very thorough and was willing to listen to what I was experiencing. He was clear in his explanation and very proactive in his approach to my health issue.
Dr. Palma was friendly while being direct and precise in his diagnosis.
Dr. Palma is very thorough. He asked all the relevant questions pertaining to my stomach issues, and ask explained in details the different possible causes. He then recommended a few followup tests, and explained the objective for each test.
Made me feel comfortable and seemed nice
He was very quick but right to the point. Very knowledgeable. I would recommend him highly.
Doctor went above and beyond to figure out what could be causing my issue. He explained to me the many possibilities of my symptoms and made me feel beyond comfortable.
This, my first visit with Dr. Palma, was a short and to the point consultation. However, the atmosphere and attention of the staff was quite welcoming for a first time patient and Dr. Palma instills both a sense of his professionalism and competence but also a human touch that is most welcome these days.
Dr Palma and his staff are very helpful and professional.
Dr. Palma was attentive to my condition and respectful listen to my concerns and gave me good advice. He also sent me for testing which was done right away and call me the same day he received the results. I will highly recommend this doctor.
He is personable, thorough, and professional. I feel confident that my medical needs are being well taken care of.
Office visit went like clockwork. The upcoming procedure was clearly explained and the staff was friendly and very professional.
He was a very good doctor and explained things very well to me. I am a very private person so he was considerate of that and very calming.
Very attentive to patients needs.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Palma. He was professional, caring, and listened well. His receptionist and nurse are helpful, patient, and professional. Everything was explained in detail and they followed up with me via telephone to find out how I was doing and to confirm the next appointment. Dr. Palma is a thorough, competent physician and I feel comfortable in his care.
He was knowledgeable, friendly, responsive and concerned. He walked through everything and was easy to get an appointment with. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Palmer is great!
Very professional, Dr Palma, Dolly and all the staff made me feel very at ease. Highly recommend.
He did take the time with me to explore other options and tell me what he thought after thoroughly looking at my files I had sent over, and I appreciate that.
Very efficient. No nonsense.
He is proactive and knowledgable.
Super efficient doctor's appt. As soon as I filled out the new patient forms, I was called- didn't have to wait at all. Dr. Palma discussed what my stomach issues could possibly be, answered any questions I had, and referred me to an allergist. Already have a follow-up appt scheduled for after I see the allergist to discuss next steps after test results came back so we could begin to rule things out.
Very understanding. Seems interested in finding a solution to my problem. Didn't rush through my appointment.
Very professional with a caring and understanding side. Listened to my questions, discussed options and said that he would touch base with my other doctor who recommended this procedure. I can see why his office is very busy!
He is a good Doctor. HIs Staff are very professional
It was quick and thorough