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Christine Palermo, MD
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Internal medicine, preventive medicine, geriatric medicine
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, 2008
Internship
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2009
Residency
Chief Medicine Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2011-12 Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2011
Professional Activities and Awards
Associate, American College of Physicians
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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November 2017
I have never had such a caring PCP. Dr. Palermo is a master at the art and science of being a physician. Such a vast knowledge base. She makes sure I am up to date with all my screening, even when I am feeling well. Amazing to me, a "precancerous condition" was discovered. Although referred to specialist, she is very much involved. Her smile and greetings are bubbly and sincere. She is an amazing diplomat and advocate, providing direction and encouragement yet allowing me time and autonomy to decide. She respects my desire to minimize Rx medication, educating me on ways I can manage tendonitis, for example. She is much more wholistic. Listens to my financial implications with treatment and insurance coverage. Utilizes MyVM to maximize communication, refer, and minimize visits and expense. Last and not least, she is my champion as providing necessary documentation. I try to have paperwork organized and ready. She willingly agrees to do, but I know it is taxing. The only negative for VM about Dr. Palermo, is that our needs are 24 7 and she only has clinic part time. Nevertheless, Dr. Palermo´s value far exceeds part time clinic hours.
November 2017
Outstanding.
October 2017
Dr. Palermo is excellent. She takes the time to listen and discuss my concerns thoughtfully. Always provides natural options (which I prefer) as well as medical options to address issues I´m having. I can tell that she keeps up on studies as well as what has been successful for other patients. She has provided good advice in the past that works for me. She is a trusted partner in my health and wellness!
October 2017
I moved away to Bonney Lake, but like VM and prefer to continue my case with this location.
October 2017
"Doctor Palermo" is the (best) doctor I have seen in 35 years, she is the way doctors use to be, she listens & cares.
October 2017
Dr. Palermo always takes exceptional time & care with me.
September 2017
Dr. Palermo is stellar in every way possible.
September 2017
Christine Palermo is by far the best physician I have had in years, do NOT let her leave, EVER. She gets the highest scores I can give her, except for recommending her, she´s too popular as it is!
September 2017
Dr. Palermo is the best primary care physician I have ever had. She is always very pleasant, caring and enters the waiting room with full knowledge of my medical history and concerns whether it be an annual visit or an appointment to address a specific concern(s).
September 2017
I am very happy with my doctor I wish we had more time sometimes because I don´t want others to wait I bring in a list of my concerns and we go through them fast and I feel comfortable with the information but then I realized later i missed a important item that I also needed to get a test for but the appointments are so far out. I really like my doctor she is really good. Thank you
August 2017
Dr. Palermo is a superior physician. She is very thorough during my visits and and informative. I feel that she is excellent in all aspects of my care.
August 2017
There isn´t enough room to describe what a wonderful doctor Christine Palermo is!
August 2017
Dr. always let me say what I need to explain any problems I may have.
July 2017
Dr. Palermo is an excellent doctor!!!
July 2017
Dr. Palermo is the best, most intuitive, skilled, gracious MD I have ever had -
July 2017
Dr Palermo is very easy to talk to, professional and explains everything clearly.
July 2017
Dr. Palermo is outstanding - her patience, compassion, & gentle care is what keeps me coming to V.M.
July 2017
Very good.
June 2017
Personable, friendly & professional - easy to speak with & understand - enjoyed talking with her. Great job.
June 2017
Dr. Palermo is really down to earth, friendly and is spot on with any problems that I may have. She took her time with me and didn´t rush through the appointment. I´m happy she´s my doctor...just wish she was more full time.
May 2017
Beyond excellent
May 2017
Love her.
April 2017
To bad all your doctors aren´t like her. She is great. Never makes you feel she is too busy to answer questions. You never mind waiting for her if she is running behind, because you know she will take time with you as needed.
April 2017
I love Dr. Palermo. Very kind, caring and thorough. Best doctor I´ve ever had at Virginia Mason Federal Way.
April 2017
Dr.Palermo is the best Dr.I´ve ever had she is awesome!!!!!!
April 2017
I appreciate Dr. Palermo´s direct communication and the care and concern she demonstrates to the patient´s well being.
April 2017
Dr. Palermo is super fabulous! I really missed her last year! She makes me feel important and shows she cares and really listens.
March 2017
Very concerned. Makes you feel like you are her only pt.
March 2017
Dr Palermo is alway friendly. she takes he time and explains everything.
March 2017
She is the BEST just clone her and all would be good.
March 2017
She also encouraged triage with alternative holistic team members. Check price on med. option vs. generics suitable.
March 2017
Dr Palermo is an exceptional physician. She is thorough and empathetic. She listens actively to what is being said and treat patients with respect. She is the definition of care provider with an emphasis on caring.
January 2017
I am so grateful to have Dr. Palermo as my doctor. She is thorough, kind, professional, and takes time to explain and listen. A true patient centered doctor.
January 2017
Dr Palermo is always concerned about me & my health. She sits down & really listens to my questions & is familiar with my history.
December 2016
Dr. Palermo truly cares about me as a person and as a patient. She is incredibly smart and I trust her implicitly. She is the best physician I have ever had in my life.
December 2016
The provider always runs late, but when you see her she takes all of the time you feel you need without being made to feel she needs to hurry off.
November 2016
Dr. Palmero was very helpful in helping me find treatments for my acne. She took time looking up resources online and I appreciated that.
November 2016
Dr. Palermo is one of the best doctors I have been to. She is an excellent listener, is focused on the patient, assesses health problems, provides valuable input and diagnosis. She listens to all information before jumping to conclusions. She will have the necessary tests done to sort out the true health issue. She makes one feel very comfortable, and shows compassion and caring. Even though one knows she is on a schedule, she makes one feel she has time for them and truly cares about their well being.
November 2016
Dr Palermo is a fantastic physician that takes the time to listen and show compassion about the care I receive.
November 2016
love Dr. Planermo.I pray she stays around.
November 2016
Dr Palermo was very helpful and answered all of my questions. She has always been caring and attentive. I moved out of the area and I still drive 40 mins to see her.
November 2016
I am ecstatic with the care, concern and thoroughness of her attention to my needs.
November 2016
Dr. Palermo seems to truly care for her patients. Seems very thorough and explains things well.
November 2016
Dr. Palermo never acts in a rushed manner and is always enthusiastic. I enjoy her because she keeps up on holistic approaches and is well-informed. I feel like every visit is valuable.
November 2016
I have recommended Dr Palermo to others. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had.
October 2016
Dr. Palermo has been seeing me for years and for the first time I finally feel like my care in under control. I feel respected and look forward to my appointment with her every time !
October 2016
I was at a point that I never wanted to see another doctor, then I switched to Virginia Mason - Dr. Palermo. My attitude completely changed. Dr. Palermo greets with a smile and handshake - fully focused on my issue. Very GENUINELY CARES. Good educator explaining _____. #1. "Tops." #9. "The tops!" #10. "But I know she is too busy." Dr. Palermo.
September 2016
Excellent.
September 2016
Over and above
August 2016
my appointments with Dr. Palermo are always good and this latest one was really very good.
August 2016
Super nice/competent provider! Love her!
August 2016
I really like my Dr.Pallermo. She is friendly and helpful and knowledgeable.
August 2016
Dr. Pallermo is AMAZING professional caring doctor. I feel so comfortable with her. She is a thorough doctor who shares so much caring for her patient.
August 2016
Christine Palermo MD is wonderful as a Dr and human being. I am a healthcare provider and I have extremely high standards. Dr. Palermo is exemplary ~ I´m am very impressed. thank you
August 2016
Dr. Palermo & Gail Gomez are the BEST. I´ve seen many doctors during my illness but by far - she is the most intelligent, caring, a doctor who LISTENS knowledgeable, genuine doctor I´ve ever seen. A real keeper.
August 2016
I would not worry about using words I can understand. A full, complete explanation is the best policy. Explanation of current research findings and policies should be provided, particularly regarding medications. There is room for greater explanations.
July 2016
If Doctor Palermo and her assistant were not our primary care providers I would search else where they are that good! Being in customer service for several years and receiving what I need, and I get it every time from Dr. Palermo and her staff.
July 2016
Dr. Palmermo was absolutely fantastic, she a is not even my primary care physician but... good care of me... visit. I wish she was accepting... patients.
July 2016
Glad she is back - was REALLY MISSED.
January 2016
Dr. Palermo is so caring. She makes time for all of my concerns. She is knowledgeable & compassionate.
January 2016
All good!