James F. Palmer, DO

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Behavioral Health Specialists,Psychiatry
Not Accepting New Patients
Cultural Competency Training: No

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5
Comments: 14
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  • English
  • Portuguese

Hospital Affiliation

  • Orem Community Hospital
  • Utah Valley Hospital

Medical Group

  • Intermountain
    • Utah Valley Clinic Psychiatry and Counseling

    • (801) 357-7525
    • 395 W Cougar Blvd Provo UT, 84604
      • Yes
      • Please call to find Office Hours
      • SelectHealth Care
      • CHIP
      • SelectHealth Med
      • SelectHealth Choice
      • SelectHealth Share
      • SelectHealth Value
  • Professional Positions

    Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 2015-2017 l Behavioral Medicine Discipline Recognition, Des Moines University, 2012 | Gold Humanism Honor Society Member, Des Moines University, 2011 | Honors Certificate, University of Utah, 2008 | Exercise and Sports Science Departmental Scholar, University of Utah, 2008

    • Training

    • Residency

      Maricopa Integrated Health System - Mesa, AZ, 2012 - 2015

    • Fellowship

      Cambridge Health Alliance - Cambridge, MA, 2015 - 2017

    • Membership

      • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
      • American Psychiatric Association
    • Degree

      Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Des Moines, IA in Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine,
      2008 - 2012

    • Board Certification


      Certification does not expire


      Certification does not expire

Patient Ratings

Overall rating
4.9 out of 5  (30)
  • Rate provider

    4.9 out of 5
  • Provider explained in way you understand

    4.8 out of 5
  • Provider listened to you

    4.9 out of 5
  • Provider respected you

    5.0 out of 5
  • Provider spent enough time with you

    5.0 out of 5
  • Provider know your medical history

    5.0 out of 5
  • CP explanations of prob/condition

    4.9 out of 5
  • CP concern for questions/worries

    5.0 out of 5
  • Likelihood of recommending CP

    4.9 out of 5
  • Wait time at clinic

    5.0 out of 5
  • Give easy to understand instruction

    4.9 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for care right away

    5.0 out of 5
  • Appointment as soon as you needed for check-up or routine care

    5.0 out of 5
  • Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.7 out of 5
  • See the provider within 15 minutes of your appointment time

    5.0 out of 5
  • CP efforts to include in decisions

    5.0 out of 5
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the nationally developed CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. Responses are reported as a star-rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Reviews

Overall rating
4.9 out of 5 (14)
    Experienced on Jul 09, 2019

    Dr. Palmer is professional and personable. My daughter likes seeing him because he engages with her and allows her to have a say in her care.

    Experienced on Jul 09, 2019

    As usual, Dr. Palmer talked to our daughter and to us as per patients, gave up options and discussed what the possible outcomes may be so we can make informed decisions.

    Experienced on Jun 27, 2019

    It's hard to "get into" him... but I think that is because he is so great @ what he does.

    Experienced on Jun 27, 2019

    Love, love, love Dr. Palmer! He is so helpful and knowledgeable and helps us make the best decisions for our son.

    Experienced on May 05, 2019

    He has a large vocabulary & often uses words that I don't think my 13 year old understands.

    Experienced on Feb 02, 2019

    Dr. Palmer is the best mental health care provider we have seen. He always listens carefully, is very respectful, works with us on treatment plans. He seems to understand things and discuss the exact issues that need to be addressed. He has helped 3 members of my family so far and literally changed their lives. He has been a God-send to our family.

    Experienced on Jan 17, 2019

    Excellent. Dr. Palmer is the best psychiatrist that we have ever had. He is patient, engaging, and kind.

    Experienced on Dec 03, 2018

    Dr. Palmer always speaks very clearly with both [...] and myself. He puts things on the appropriate level for each.

    Experienced on Nov 27, 2018

    We love Dr. Palmer. He is so great with [...], he talks through every concern, reassures me, every time. We love him.

    Experienced on Nov 27, 2018

    Recommend this clinic all the time!

    Experienced on Oct 24, 2018

    We love Dr. Palmer!

    Experienced on Sep 16, 2018

    Dr Palmer is always on time. Gives our concerns proper attention. He returns your calls in an appropriate matter of time. Respsonds to emails which is very handy.

    Experienced on Jul 07, 2018

    Dr. Palmer is wonderful knowledgeable, and kind.

    Experienced on May 23, 2018

    He is very good at explaining the things he has chosen to do.