David J. Palmer, MD

David J. Palmer, MD

4.9 
574 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Clinical Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
574 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews
November 04, 2019

His manner is not hurried or hurrying. He takes his time while performing procedures and explaining things, without any mental stopwatch. He is open to questions on my part.

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October 25, 2019

Dr Palmer is great!

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October 21, 2019

Re my eyes, David Palmer, MD, has been the primary caregiver for me and my wife for more than 20 years. He continues to deliver excellent service in terms of quality and personal attention.

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October 10, 2019

Dr. Palmer is a professional and does an outstanding job of taking care of my mother.

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October 09, 2019

Dr. Palmer has all the qualities that patients want in a doctor.

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October 05, 2019

Dr Palmer is a phenomenal specialist.His staff is excellent and very caring

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September 30, 2019

excellent physician

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September 30, 2019

I have total confidence in Dr. Palmer.

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September 26, 2019

very good experience

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September 14, 2019

Dr. Palmer is an outstanding physician in every way

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August 24, 2019

Outstanding!

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August 11, 2019

confident in his care

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July 29, 2019

good

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July 24, 2019

Dr. Palmer is "Top Drawer", "Best in Class".

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July 22, 2019

Dr. Palmer is Excellent

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July 22, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Palmer for years. He's the BEST!!

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July 14, 2019

I have always been happy with Dr. Palmer and continue to be.

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July 11, 2019

*Dr. Palmer is amazing. He is always friendly, informative, and professional.

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July 08, 2019

good

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July 08, 2019

great experience and visit with the doctor

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July 06, 2019

I have had Dr Palmer for years. He is an excellent Dr & very caring. He is the best and knowledgeable Dr. I have much trust in him. Always tells you in detail how you are doing and he is very professional. I tell everyone about him.

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July 05, 2019

Dr Palmer is an outstanding and caring ophthalmologist

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June 20, 2019

Dr. Palmer was thorough as well as friendly, pleasant, and gentle.

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June 20, 2019

Dr. Palmer is very thorough, indicating status of my disease (glaucoma) and possible changes in medication, and I have learned a lot in the years that I have been his patient. He's the best.

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June 14, 2019

*Dr. Palmer is great and his staff are wonderful.

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May 26, 2019

Dr. Palmer always explains my situation

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May 11, 2019

Dr. Palmer is the best. He cares about his patients and always has time for them.

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May 03, 2019

Without question, Dr. Palmer gave me the best and most authoritative diagnosis and treatment option outline than any other expert I have visited. He answered my questions and concerns but was very direct with what my options are and the goals for my treatment. Beyond a diagnosis of glaucoma, I am now confident in my care provider and treatment moving forward.

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April 28, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Palmer for at least 15 years now and am extremely satisfied with his expertise and professionalism. He has saved my vision. He is an excellent doctor.

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April 15, 2019

been going to Dr Palmer 20 years or so always good

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April 07, 2019

Excellent.

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April 01, 2019

Dr. Palmer's care is outstanding, very professional and easy to talk to

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March 28, 2019

Professionalism of care provider exemplary

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March 25, 2019

Doctor David Palmer is the best eye doctor.

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March 23, 2019

nice

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March 21, 2019

Dr Palmer is the best!!!!

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March 12, 2019

CARE AND ACCURACY WONDERFUL

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March 08, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Palmer for years. He is the BEST!! He always takes time with me and if there is a problem with my eyes, he explains everything to me. He is a very careful practitioner.

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March 01, 2019

I go to Dr Palmer because I trust that he has is well informed and concerned about my vision.

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February 22, 2019

The doctor took care of problem well.

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February 22, 2019

dr. Palmer has treated myself, our son and a few of my former parishioners extremely well. His expertise in glaucoma is teknown

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January 25, 2019

Dr. Plamer gave me options that other practitioners never offered. Very happy.

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January 20, 2019

Dr. Palmer is an excellent physician. His services are thorough and high quality. He always explains things and answers any questions I might have. He is also very personable. I highly recommend him.

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January 19, 2019

I am comfortable with this doctor. Although we both know his time with me is limited, I did not feel rushed or that he was in a hurry. In particular, I felt that he was sensitive to a major life-event.

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January 14, 2019

All good, all around!

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January 07, 2019

he is very nice and Very knowledgeable...

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January 06, 2019

I was treated very professionally and kindly as a last minute work in.

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December 21, 2018

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Palmer

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December 20, 2018

Dr Palmer is an example of what all Doctors should be in caring for patients

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December 07, 2018

The Doctor very good.

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November 30, 2018

Dr. Palmer was good about telling me what I had in layman's terms.

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November 13, 2018

Dr. Palmer has done well by my eyes.

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November 09, 2018

Very Fine and Highly educated Professionals!!

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November 02, 2018

Dr.Palmer treats my sisters also. He treated my mother and we find his care super!

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October 28, 2018

everything first rate here. Dr. Palmer was very thorough, spent the needed time to conduct his exam carefully and explained the results in terms I could understand. we'll done.

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October 23, 2018

I have been Dr. Palmer's patient for about 30 years.

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October 20, 2018

I'm very satisfied with Dr. Palmer. He's the best of the best.

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October 13, 2018

The doctor and the assistant were both very professional. I do trust them.

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October 07, 2018

I've been with Dr Palmer for decades. I have complete trust in his expertise.

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October 01, 2018

Dr. Palmer is very conscientious andcareful in his exam.

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September 20, 2018

the care is excellent.

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September 14, 2018

Dr Palmer is an excellent practitioner with strong interpersonal abilities. He has been my doctor for many years.

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September 14, 2018

Dr Palmer has been my doctor for many years. He is the best & I have recommended him to many people. I feel very very confident when I see him. I only have one eye so you need to have a very excellent doctor & he takes very good care of me.

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August 24, 2018

Class act! Very knowledgeable!

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August 18, 2018

Dr. Palmer is excellent and his staff is too.

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August 12, 2018

Dr. David J. Palmer is top notch! He is bright, thorough, compassionate and takes initiative to be sure that his patients understand and get treated. I have full confidence in him. Thank you!

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July 27, 2018

My wife and I have been with Dr. Palmer for decades. He has our total respect.

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July 26, 2018

Great experience. I really like and trust this doctor

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July 23, 2018

Dr. Palmer explained the problem and that I would need to see a Retina specialist. He had his office girl set up the appointment which was most helpful for me.

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July 15, 2018

good

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July 05, 2018

VERY VERY IMPRESSED DR. PALMER. Dr. Palmer is terrific and his staff is very good as well.

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June 10, 2018

Dr. Palmer is a excellent doctor. I started visiting Dr. Palmer about a year ago and selected him by the confidence that my wife finds in him. She has been a long time patient and trusts him and knows he makes her health issues his top priority.

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June 05, 2018

Excellent doctor with outstanding interpersonal skills

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May 28, 2018

Prompt and thorough.

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May 24, 2018

Always explains what I need to do

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May 20, 2018

I've been seeing Dr Palmer for over 10 years. I have recommended him to others with eye problems. He is the best.

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May 19, 2018

I have full faith and trust in Dr. Palmer

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May 13, 2018

Dr Palmer is a compassionate physician

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May 08, 2018

Great!!

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April 17, 2018

I am very fond of Dr. Palmer and trust my eye care with him. He has helped me tremendously.

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April 10, 2018

good

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April 09, 2018

I liked the doctor and have confidence in his diagnosis and advice.

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April 09, 2018

Dr. Palmer is an exceptionally good doctor, and I have complete confidence in him.

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April 03, 2018

I like Dr. Palmer very much. Feel he is a caring and thorough physician.

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March 18, 2018

Dr. Palmer is exceptionally thorough and patient in his examination and communication.

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March 14, 2018

Felt very confident with the care I received.

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February 23, 2018

Dr. Palmer has been my doctor for many years. I have referred others to him. He is excellent. He is kind, considerate, very through. He has probably saved my sight. You are very fortunate to have him as part of your medical staff.

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February 17, 2018

Dr. Palmer has always been easy to talk to and explains things well.

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February 14, 2018

A good experience all around.

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February 10, 2018

all good

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January 28, 2018

Dr spent considerable time on computer

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