David J. Palmer, MD

David J. Palmer, MD

4.9 
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Ophthalmology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1980
Internship:
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - 1981
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1984
Fellowships:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 1985

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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4.9
4.9 

1354 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

I've always been very comfortable while in his care.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail about my problem with eye pressure.

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March 29, 2022

4.0

Professionalism.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

I have recommended someone in the past to see the doctor.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is very thorough and caring physician.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He was very detailed in his exam and easy to understand in his explanation of where to go from here

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March 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer was friendly, reassuring, excellent at communicating and answering my questions. I left him with a referral to another doctor as well as a feeling that my eyes were tested by someone who really cares about his patients and who understands the latest technology as well as a deep understanding of his profession.

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March 26, 2022

4.0

, Dr. Palmer is an excellent Ophthalmologist. He’s experienced and skilled. His ability to answer your questions intelligently makes you feel very comfortable about receiving care from him.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He’s very skilled and competent.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Has patience.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

I know dr Palmer 28 years he helped me from his heart exellent

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Spends time with me and is thorough

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Muy profesional

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March 19, 2022

5.0

In my opinion, Dr. Palmer is very qualified and did a good job on my cataract surgery.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is very knowledgeable and shares it easily to assist in my thorough understanding. I was well cared for and his ability to be gentle and display confidence when attending such a tender part like the eyes was stellar! His follow-up and next steps creates such confidence in me for future care.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is patient and explains everything in detail. I called Dr. Yang's clinic the following day to have my medical records transferred to Dr. Palmer's clinic.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

A really experienced and helpful doctor

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable Excellent patient skills Thorough On time

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He is good at what he does.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

One of the best doctors in his field

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He was a great doctor.He was very understanding .He takes time with patient to help them with there health issues.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent care

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March 13, 2022

5.0

This man knows what he is doing and is extremely sensitive to the needs of his patients.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Talented, highly knowedgeable, great analysis of eye issues, very personable.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Attention to detail. Good bedside manner. Great patient care.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Palmer was warm, knowledgeable, and efficient

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Buena atención médica sujerencias buenas y chequeos buenos

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He seems highly skilled, extra care for patient.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is an excellent doctor and is extremely caring of his patients. I appreciate him greatly and have referred several friends to him.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

I’ve been his patient for many years and trust him to sort thorough complex issues.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Perfect understanding of my issues and the good advice of how to better handle my situation

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Very professional, provided detailed explanation of diagnosis and available treatment options

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March 01, 2022

5.0

I have recommended him to my wife and to anyone in need of his care.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

Caring and capable.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

great confidence in the care I am receiving.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Best in field

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February 23, 2022

5.0

My eyes have done well under his care. (I'm 86, have had problems in the past.)

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Palmer explains things very well, and inspires confidence in his care

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February 22, 2022

4.0

Been seeing him for over 20 years

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February 21, 2022

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Palmer for a number of years and have been completely satisfied.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Doctor Palmar did not disappoint my expectations. He took time to listen to me.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr David J Palmer Is An EXCELLENT DOCTOR

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February 18, 2022

5.0

I have been a patient of dr. Palmer for over 10 years. Very knowledgable and thorough.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Highly talented and professional

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I have been going to Dr Palmer for a long time and I am very please with him service.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

I feel that I am in good hands with Dr. Palmer.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

I have been going to Dr Palmer since 1996, he has taken care of my eyes conditions, any problems for years, so I trust him.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

He is great

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February 12, 2022

5.0

I have recommended him numerous times because of his abilities

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February 11, 2022

5.0

he is also so kind and caring. Plus he keeps you involved in everything that is going on and makes sure you understand what is happening.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Experince, good interpersonal skills, diligence and care in determining anomalies. Effective targeted resolutions to problems.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is highly recommended, highly rated and an EXCELLENT listener. I trust his ability and commitment to giving my vision the best care possible.

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February 05, 2022

4.0

he is good.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Thorough & professional

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Efficient, professional and wonderful service!

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He is family eye doctor.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Good experience

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January 28, 2022

5.0

You can really have confidence in his evaluation.

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Calm, patient, thorough. Answers questions

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is excellent. He gives an understandable report on the results of his examination.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is simply the best in all respects!

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is very knowledgable and I have been going to him for years. He always answers my questions and he has a great sense of humor. Thanks Dr. Palmer!!

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January 25, 2022

5.0

dr palmer and his assistant was very knowledgeable.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

I trust him with my eyes.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Good communicator.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He knew exactly what he needed to do.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

He was very good and really he took his time to check my eyes and I really appreciate that

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January 22, 2022

5.0

professional and caring

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, easy to talk to

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Thoroughness

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable. Good people skills.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is very professional and thorough and always makes time for questions.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Very caring and helpful attitude. Explains things to the patient.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

He is very compassionate and professional.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

My medical treatment with Dr. Palmer has been very satisfactory and professional. Frankly, he is the only opthalmologist that I have attended in the past 29 years.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

He is very skilled and competent.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough with his work and will give you the correct or best solution.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Good service

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January 12, 2022

5.0

His experience, expertise and willingness to explain results of test and next steps so that all is understood.

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January 11, 2022

4.0

Trust the doctor’s judgment

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Very professional and compassionate

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and caring.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Thorough and caring!!

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January 09, 2022

5.0

He is the best!

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer is a considerate doctor and I like his manners of my care

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Experience.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Palmer and his staff are outstanding in every respect. They are knowledgeable, caring, responsible, considerate, efficient and so professional.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Palmer is everything one wants as a doctor. He listens and is attentive.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

The best doctor I could ask for, been with him at least 35 years

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Great staff, great Doctor, and all professionals

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Listens. Great diagnostician

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January 04, 2022

5.0

He treats his patients with care and dignity he explains everything and most of all his concern about our health.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

experience and expert care

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Very professional/personable---thorough in going thorough the exam step-by-step.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

very excellent dr. Explained everything to me in detail.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

I gone to several ophthalmologists and he’s the best. Answers all my questions and let’s me know how my eyes are doing since I have several issues with them, most due to age.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He is very professional

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August 24, 2021

5.0

This physician is excellent.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Professional, competent

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Disclosures

David J. Palmer, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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