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Dr. Thomas Palmer, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Palmer graduated with honors from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1987. In 1989 he completed a comprehensive Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program at Hillside/Mercy in San Diego and Kaiser Hospitals in Oakland, California. His professional career started in Portland, Oregon in 1989. Oregon Foot Clinic was founded in 2002, where he continues his practice today. Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Oregon Podiatric Medical Association, and is a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon with the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. Also, he is an active staff member at Providence Portland, Adventist Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan and Emanuel Hospitals. Dr. Palmer is committed to continuing medical education through participation in various educational seminars and meetings. Dr. Palmer has had over 20 years involvement in martial arts including Brazilian Ji Jitsu, Judo, submission wrestling, karate and kickboxing. Among his patients are a number of athletes whom compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, The Ultimate Fighter and SportFight.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Adventist Medical Center
  • Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
  • Providence Portland Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • Hillside Hospital, Residency in Podiatric Surgery
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland, Residency in Podiatric Medicine
  • Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Oregon Podiatric Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1982647467

Office locations

Oregon Foot Clinic

6108 NE Glisan St

Portland, OR 97213

Patient reviews
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Excellent!!!!
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Professional doctor with solutions
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent treatment very professional and great staff!
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Spent time with me and listened.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was personable, attentive and efficient.
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Very nice and very imformative.
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He spoke so clearly and did not rush. He explained all my options and I am very satisfied with my visit. I hope I don't have to see him again but if I do it will be a pleasure.
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Very caring and knowledgeable! Personable and easy to communicate with.
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Not engaged with patient. Offer very few ideas, options, maybe preoccupied.
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgable and kind... I really liked Dr. Palmer and would highly recommend him.
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Everyone at the clinic was very professional and friendly. Dr Palmer spent plenty of time with me and I did not feel like I was just in the production line. As a runner, I felt he was very attentive to myparticular needs/issues. I feel very confident with him performing my upcoming surgery.
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Good
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Very friendly :) He gave me lots of information - extremely helpful!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Palmer was great, super easy appointment, very informative. Great bedside manner and easy to talk to.
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I had an overall positive experience at the Foot Doctor. Dr. Palmer was friendly, took time to address all my issues, explained what was going on, and prepared a treatment plan for me. In addition, they made it possible for meto get fit for orthotics following my appointment with Dr. Palmer, without a prior appointment. That was a big help, since I live an hour and a half from the office. I would recommend Dr. Palmer to anyone having problems with their feet.
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Dr. Palmer came in fairly soon after I was directed to an exam room. He was personable and listened to everything that I had to say. He laid out the direction that my treatment would take and made sure that Iunderstood everything. He even asked me before I left if I had any additional questions for him.
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Dr. Palmer was very informative and shared options with me in a very professional, caring manner.
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Dr. Palmer was friendly, informative, and gave me several options in moving forward with treatment. He also has a great sense of humor. I felt very comfortable with him and would recommend him to others.
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This is my first Drs. visit since moving to Oregon. The Doctor was patient and answered all of my questions. I received the necessary treatment and the whole visit was less than 30 minutes!! Thank you doctor and the rest of your staff!
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Very knowledgeable, timely, and helpful.
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Dr. Palmer was knowledgeable and very straightforward. I would recommend him to other patients.
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I was impressed that they could do an x-ray in the office and determine what was wrong and path forward within an hour. They didn't send you out for the x-ray and make you schedule another appointment. I liked the efficiency of the appointment.
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First visit for pain on outside edge of foot. He put on a tight ankle brace which I stopped wearing after a day because it caused new pain just above my ankle. I did not go back.
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It was good and effective. Dr Palmer was great at providing the information about all the options and left the choice to me.
More than 1 year ago
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Real nice guy!
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Dr Palmer was very informative about what I came to see him about and had a plan for what to do about it. I'd definitely go back for any other feet problems I may end up with.
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I needed an appointment soon, and that was easy to obtain. Very happy with the attention and expertise I received.
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Very professional, knowledgable, and friendly. A+ would see again.
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Nice man. Finally someone who recommended something other than more pills, like the ankle specialist before him....who I gladly canned! Will see what the results offer me,and keep you in touch. At least this Dr. was assertive.Easy to talk to.
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Excellent service extreme professional
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I've had 2 major foot surgeries with Dr. Palmer & a couple of minor toenail fungus instances. He's professional, yet made me feel comfortable as we discussed my options. He is extremely knowledgeable & caring, taking time to explain everything,and I've never had to wait more than 10-15 min. for my many appointments, often getting called in immediately. Parking is plentiful with a little lot in the back + the street, & entry is easy, even on crutches. Do not hesitate to see him if you need a great podiatrist!
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very easy. He explained everything and did not push for surgery right away which I like.
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Very thorough. Dr. Palmer explained my condition and what he was doing. He was very friendly and personable.
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Took time to give me all the options.
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Helpful
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Dr Palmer is great. Both times I have seen him, he gives good and thorough explanations and yet gets right to the point. The staff in the office however always seems a little annoyed in dealing with the public. Not surewhat that is about. Not a very welcoming crew. Otherwise I highly recommend the practice.
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and informative.
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I'm disappointed in the prognosis, but that's not really the Dr's fault. :)
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough, didn't feel rushed, would recommend this doctor to anyone with foot issues
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Excellent, thorough, and professional. Gave a good explanation.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and informative
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Dr. Palmer truly listened and held eye contact. I felt valued and my ailment was taken seriously. I highly recommend the services of Dr. Palmer and his staff.
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Went really well. I was expecting perhaps just a consultation, but Dr. Palmer got right to work and fixed the problem. Personable and efficient, explained things well, and it didn't take long.
More than 1 year ago
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I felt really comfortable and he did a Great Job!!! Thank you!!!
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He is very to the point, and kept the mood light, which I appreciated quite a bit.
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Appreciated his thorough explanation of his findings and recommended treatment. Would have given a 5 star recommendation throughout except I don't yet know if what he prescribed will work! So far, very pleased.
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Dr. Palmer had a very good bedside manner, knew what was wrong with my foot, and explained to me what I could do to better my chances of not having to come see him again!
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Dr Palmer was very polite, nice and gave me good information and explanation regarding my problem. Highly recommend him!!!
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Looking forward to getting my problem resolved.
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My visit was very helpful and informative. He answered all my questions with a good sense of humor to ease my nerves.
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