Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Main Location

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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Other Locations

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Hospital South
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
Old Tesson Surgery Center

Areas of Interest

Minimally Invasive Treatments, Total Joint Replacement, Partial Joint Replacement, Joint Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Foot Injuries, Ankle Injuries, Orthopedic Trauma


Dr. Palmer is a sports medicine physician and a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon in Fenton, Missouri.

He treats a variety of orthopedic issues, specializing in minimally invasive treatments, total joint and partial joint replacement, joint arthroscopy, sports medicine, foot and ankle injuries, and orthopedic trauma.

In his spare time, Dr. Palmer enjoys Crossfit training, hiking, snowboarding, and traveling.

Dr. Palmer accepts all major insurances. For more information, please visit our Insurance page.


Residency: Des Peres Hospital, Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Internship: Des Peres Hospital
Medical School: A.T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Certifications & Organizations

Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Basic Life Support
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certified

  • Video Transcript

    Hi, my name is Chris Palmer. I'm a general orthopedic surgeon with Premier Care Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

    I've always loved to serve other people and help other people and I wanted a career where I could make my life's work helping others and serving others. And I've always been very hands-on and that's kind of what led me to surgery. I used to be a mechanic - worked on a lot of cars - and that's what made me wanna do orthopedics.

    I think what makes a good doctor and the doctors I've liked are the ones that educate their patients: talk to them - don't talk down to them, treat them like family, treat them well.

    I think the best thing you can do is be a team with your patients and try and work on a treatment plan together that fits their lifestyle. I just want patients to know if they come see me that I'll treat them like a family member. I'll take the best care of them that I possibly can.

    I think we have a great team here. I have a great nurse. We have a great support system here. We're not going to leave you hanging. We're going to help you every way through that we can - make it as seamless as possible.