Michael D Palash, D.O.

166 Ratings34 Comments
Family Medicine
Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Sports Medicine; Weight Management; Adolescent/Teen Medicine; Family Care; Osteoarthritis; Pediatrics; Fitness; Mens Health; Preventive Medicine; Diabetes

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

Family medicine is unique in its focus on comprehensive healthcare for the whole family. Building long-term relationships with families while promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention is the foundation of my practice. I work to provide high-quality, compassionate care through open communication and respect for each and every concern. I was raised in the Chicagoland area and look forward to serving the people of this great city for years to come.

Education & Credentials

Education: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2016

Residency: Loyola University-MacNeal Hospital, 2019

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Precision HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Aetna National Advantage Program
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry POS
AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Choice Preferred
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
Beech Street PPO
Cigna HealthSpring PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry HMO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
Sunrise Advantage
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(166 Ratings, 34 Comments)
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The doctor I visited my very friendly, professional & efficient. He took the time to listen to my condition history, any concerns and questions I had and explained the diagnosis and proposed treatment in a very informative and easy to understand way.
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dr is extremely informative and felt like he listened to my concerns
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This is the first time in years that I've had a doctor actually listen to me without ridicule. I will go back. I don't tend to go to doctors often because I am dismissed. (...) Dr. Palash was great. Not only did he listen to my concerns, he tested to determine whether or not I had the issue I was worried that I may have. And I'm so appreciative of this. For the first time is serioulsy, 20 years, I feel validated. thank you so much.
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Dr. Palash is amazing. It is notable that every time I've met with him, I've thought to myself "Wow, this is so weird, he really appears to be listening to me and caring about what is happening." Because unfortunately so often doctors seem totally checked out, distracted, or having to type stuff :) He really is an attentive listener, often brings up new ideas that I hadn't considered, is non-judgmental, makes himself available. He's also great about managing things via the portal if possible which saves a ton of time. He also started the visit asking how things are in general, not just jumping right to the specific topic to be discussed. And he remembered things about me which I find lovely since he must see a zillion people. Really a gem and I have recommended him and EE to many others as a result of the good experience I/we have had.
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This provider is excellent!
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Great doctor, loves when he writes notes to show me is taking in my concerns.
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*Dr. Palash was very smart and very respectful!
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dr. palash takes the time to explain everything and answer all and any questions
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Dr. Palash is my new doctor, following Dr. ... retirement. I have seen him before, and really like him. I felt well taken care of and in good hands.