About Dr. Joseph E. Palazeti, DO

Dr. Palazeti is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has been practicing in the orthopedic field for more than 30 years. Dr. Palazeti is a part of the expert team of orthopedic providers at Memorial Healthcare Center for Orthopedics and practices in Owosso and St. Johns.

Memorial Healthcare Center for Orthopedics is an outpatient department of Memorial Healthcare.

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Accepting new patients


Accepts children




Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine



McLaren - Oakland


Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery





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819 N. Shiawassee Street, Suite 200
Owosso, MI 48867

Phone: 989-541-2663 Fax: 989-723-3601

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1000 E. Sturgis, Suite 9
St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: 989-227-1371 Fax: 989-224-3824

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Reviews (47)

4.9 Stars Overall

4.9 out of 5 (105 Ratings, 17 Comments)

Sep 22, 2023

DR palazetti was awesome as usual. So kind and caring

Aug 04, 2023

I will definitely recommend my doctor and the entire clinic.

Jul 24, 2023

Have always done well with Dr. Palazetti. he is always kind and caring.

Jun 16, 2023

Very good

Jun 15, 2023

Care provider answered all questions & was very helpful!

May 03, 2023

Dr. Palazeti was terrific! Especially since he didn't have the MRI report in hand. He only had a disk to look at.

Apr 14, 2023

Dr was so very nice and the treatment was wonderful!

Feb 14, 2023

Doctor Palazetti is the most compassionate man & knows exactly what he's talking about at all times!

Feb 03, 2023


Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Palazetti is very experienced in giving injections for arthritic knees. It is the first time I have had pain free injections. I so appreciate his efforts making a potentially painful experience so positive.

Jan 13, 2023

Great Dr.

Dec 23, 2022


Dec 06, 2022

Dr palazetti is absolutely amazing. Wonderful dr, very caring and compassionate

Nov 20, 2022

I wouldn't go anywhere else

Nov 04, 2022

What a wonderful Dr. We need more like him.

Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Palazeti is a great Doctor and takes very good care of me. He is the best.

Oct 13, 2022

Great doctor

Aug 13, 2022

It felt very welcoming

Aug 10, 2022

Dr. Palazeti will always be my first choice orthopedic

Aug 10, 2022


Aug 09, 2022

Dr. Palazetti is a great doctor

Jul 29, 2022

Above and beyond!!!

Jul 22, 2022

Dr Palazeti was excellent. I am in a great deal of pain but I was anxious about the prospect of surgery. Dr Palazeti assuaged all my concerns. He listened, explained and truly understood. I left the office with a positive outlook on my situation. I would highly recommend Dr Palazeti and the entire team

Jul 16, 2022

Dr. Palazetti is the kindest, most caring doctor I think I know. It's a pleasure to see him, he really cares about his patients and takes time with them.

Jul 06, 2022

Dr palazetti is the absolute best. Very caring and compassionate.

Jul 03, 2022

Good experience.

Jun 23, 2022

Dr seemed very nice and knowledgeable.

Jun 14, 2022

Absolutely no issues at all

Jun 06, 2022

Always look forward to seeing Dr. Palazeti. Staff are helpful & cheerful.

Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Palazeti is very good!! Always listens to the patient & is very helpful.

Mar 10, 2021

Always a pleasant process from start to finish with staff & doctor.

Nov 13, 2020

Always good experience.

Nov 06, 2020

Always caring, kind, friendly, professional, never rushed

Aug 15, 2020

Hands down the kindest doctor, very friendly, knowledgeable and describes things in an easy, understandable manner.

Jul 29, 2020

I was well taken care of, treated well. Went over my x-ray with me and recommendation for hip surgery.

Jul 15, 2020


Jul 12, 2020

Dr. Palazeti is excellent Physician

Jun 17, 2020


Jun 11, 2020

Dr. is great he remembers me and ask how I am and talks a conversation with me.

May 26, 2020

Could not get better service anywhere.

Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Pal... is a very compassionate & caring dr. He explained the X-rays & further therapy very well.

Feb 05, 2020

Always the best.

Jan 17, 2020

listened to my concerns

Jan 16, 2020


Jan 16, 2020

I have always had very good turn out on everything I've had done from this office and I have recommended others to come here as well.

Oct 20, 2019

I have complete trust in Dr. Palazeti.

Aug 04, 2019

Dr palazetti is a very caring doctor. He listens and is very sympathetic to the pain I was having. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Ratings Process

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBSM PPO/Trust
  • BCBSM Traditional
  • BCN Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Complete of Michigan
  • Blue Preferred Plus
  • Cigna/Sparrow Care Network
  • First Health Network
  • HAP
  • HAP Empowered Medicaid
  • Humana (Medicare Advantage PPO, PFFS)
  • Humana Military (Tricare In Network)
  • McLaren (Comm & MCD)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Plus Blue PPO
  • Meridian Health Plan (MCD Only)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • PHP Commercial & Medicare
  • Priority Health
  • RR Medicare
  • Tricare Standard
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • United Healthcare Community Plan