Kenneth D. Palmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Kenneth D. Palmer, MD

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

About Me

"I treat conditions of the adult spine. Through utilization of the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery of the spine as well as spinal injections, I provide the most appropriate yet most conservative treatment plan in addressing the spinal conditions of my patients."

Kenneth Palmer, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine conditions at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital.

His specialties include minimally invasive treatment of adult spine conditions. These conditions include degenerative issues such as arthritis, disc degeneration, disc herniations, and spinal stenosis; minimally invasive disc fusions; kyphoplasty; treatment of orthopedic trauma such as with auto accidents, trivial trauma involving fragility fractures in the elderly and osteoporosis; and pain management, including spinal injections and epidural injections.

Dr. Palmer is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society.

He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C., served his residency in orthopedic surgery at St. Luke's, Roosevelt Hospital in New York and completed his fellowship in spinal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Clinical Interests

Neck Surgery
Spine Fixation
Spine Fusion
Spine Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage HMO Plus
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
CareWorks Workers' Comp
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Corporate Remedies
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Injury Management Organization
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MDCR EFF DATE MONTGOMERY: GROUP
MEDCORP
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
OccMD
Occunet
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
Sedgwick CMS
SmartCare PNM Resources
SouthWest Medical Provider Network
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Texas Kids First /Fidelity Security Student Accident Plan
Texas Monarch/Web TPA Student Accident Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WORKERS' COMP: US Dept of Labor
Workers Comp-Beech Street
Workers' Comp: Corvel
Workers' Comp: Coventry / First Health

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC | 1989
INTERNSHIP
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York | 1990
RESIDENCY
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York | 1994
FELLOWSHIP
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1995
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery | 1998
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
Office Locations
Medical Office Building 1
17183 Interstate 45 South
Ste 210
The Woodlands, TX 77385
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Ste 2600
Houston, TX 77030
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