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About Christopher W. Palmer DO
Dr. Christopher W. Palmer is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who received his medical degree at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. He completed an internship and residency at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Palmer treats all orthopedic issues, but specializes in minimally invasive treatments, total and partial joint replacement, joint arthroscopy, sports medicine, foot and ankle injury and orthopedic trauma.
Dr. Palmer performs surgery at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Clare Health Center and Old Tesson Surgery Center. He is accepting new patients at Premier Care’s South County and Fenton locations.
In his free time, Dr. Palmer enjoys CrossFit workouts, hiking, snowboarding and traveling.
Qualifications of Christopher W. Palmer DO
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., July 2013-June 2017.
Orthopedic Surgery Internship, Des Peres Hospital St. Louis, Mo., July 2012-July 2013.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo., May 2012
B.S., Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, Aug. 2003-May 2008
- Old Tesson Surgery Center
- St. Anthony's Medical Center
- St. Clare Health Center
Certifications & Organizations
Advanced Trauma Life Support, Nov. 2013-current
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, July 2012-current
Pediatric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, July 2102-current
Basic Life Support, July 2012-current
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certified, May 2013
*Coverage verified upon appointment confirmation
- Aetna Better Health (formerly HealthcareUSA)
- Anthem BCBS
- BCE Emergis
- Beech Street
- Essence (Esse Medicare HMO)
- Exclusive Choice - SSM
- First Health
- Great West Healthcare
- Home State Health Plan
- MO Healthnet
- MultiPlan (Preferred)
- Railroad Medicare
- Tricare North
- Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health System
- United HealthCare