David J. Palmer, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

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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

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1435 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and patient doctor

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Dr.Palmer is incredible .He was very caring.He explained everything so I could understand.He told me all my options and helped me with everything.He was amazing and his nurse was also amazing.He takes time with the patient to help me with my health issues.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Through

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and explains clearly. Very caring.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

He was courteous and welcoming and I have been seeing him for years. Has always answers my questions and explains everything

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August 20, 2023

5.0

He a careful, thorough and conservative medical professional. He doesn’t believe in jumping to involved and complex solutions.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

A real professional who knows his stuff. Kind of low-key, but tells you what you need to know. One cannot go wrong with his doctor.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer is very professional and explains what he is doing and why. He also gave me some results of the tests today that were very good. He definitely is one of my favorite doctors.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He has been our eye doctor for many decades & we trust him

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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August 14, 2023

5.0

A superb diagnostician.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Spend time with your patient.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

I've been seeing Dr. Palmer for years...Dr. Palmer is extremely professional and I trust him.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Very professional, very thorough!

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Palmer is very thorough and I feel very confident under his care.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Thorough examination of the patient

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He takes his time and explains everything as he conducts his examination.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

He listening to your complain

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Palmer has been my eye doctor for many years. I trust that he provides me with the best care.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Very nice and listens

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August 09, 2023

5.0

very professional

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August 09, 2023

5.0

I have been going to him for many years. Sorry to see him going to Evanston.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

He is just so thorough. And friendly.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Palmer is extremely professional and knowledgeable about eye health. I have the utmost confidence in his eye examinations and diagnosis.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Family doctor, trusted.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Doctor with experience

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He is very caring, he gives adequate time for each patient, he is extremely capable and he is friendly. We are very pleased to have had him as our ophthalmologist. We are disappointed that he will no longer be at the Glenview location after September.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Totally professional and competent doctor who we can always count on

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable

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August 01, 2023

5.0

I was treated with care and politeness. And i was referred to another ophthalmologist for treatment.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer is very good in his profession. He explains clearly to me the findings/results of the eye examination and the treatment/procedure to be done. He also patiently answers questions I asked. He greets with a smile and makes me comfortable and at ease.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer answers questions and addresses concerns.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very thorough. Took time to explain findings.

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July 31, 2023

4.0

It was my first visit with him

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July 28, 2023

5.0

David J palmer is an excellent Doctor very professional,knowledgeable and very respectful.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Good service

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Very professional and caring!!

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July 28, 2023

5.0

I have had Dr Palmer for my eye doctor for decades now. He has saved my vision despite many complications.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

very professional

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Takes his time and answers your questions completely.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. David J. Palmer, MD is an outstanding, talented Ophthalmologist, Over 15 yrs I am under his care. I am lucky to have him as my eye doctor, because he save my vision, preventing glaucoma issue.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Friendly ,explained very well and answered all my questions patiently

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July 23, 2023

5.0

He's an expert in his field. He pays close attention to the details. He does an outstanding job in explaining the process and ensures that you are comfortable and fully aware of any procedure.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Very easy to talk to. Answered all of my questions.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Top notch

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr David was so nice and I will recommend him to my family members and also to my friends and the people I know in my community He was so excellent in explaining my condition and my options for best treatment .

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer is warm, professional, and extremely thorough! That was the best eye exam I have ever had.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Thorough exam and empathy

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Attention, care, kind

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Been a patient for ten years

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Excellent patient care

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Really helps me to understand, in terms I understand, where my vision is and where it's going

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July 05, 2023

5.0

He’s been our Doc for years We trust him and he takes great care of us!

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July 04, 2023

5.0

I have recommended Dr. Palmer recently to a friend who has been thoroughly satisfied with his care.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

I think Dr. Palmer is excellent in what he does.

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July 02, 2023

5.0

He’s the best eye doctor. Have been going to him for years. Sorry to hear he is being moved.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Phenomenal glaucoma specialist and knows my eyes better than anyone. NWM is making a big mistake moving him out of Glenview

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Courteous, knowlegeable, respectful, timely

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June 27, 2023

5.0

very knowledgeable well trained people friendly the whole experience is a pleasure

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent, knowledgable, kind and thorough

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough and kind

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Takes great care

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June 26, 2023

5.0

very professional and knowledgeable. Explains everything very thoroughly. Seems to be genuinely concerned about my health. Dr David Palmer is one of the best doctors I have ever had

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Spend a GREAT deal of time with me. Answered every question and concern.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

He is very personable and explains everything well.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He discusses the issues clearly and knows to how to handle the needed care

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June 21, 2023

5.0

very carying

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent MD

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He is wonderful and caring physician. He has good listening skills and he cares about his patients.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He is professional and compassionate. He answers questions clearly and completely.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

I have tremendous faith in Dr. Palmer

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June 18, 2023

5.0

He is always professional but explains things in easy terms for a layman.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Palmer is the best

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Expertise, willingness to listen

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June 15, 2023

5.0

When I finally saw him he was great and did not rush. Just wish there were better liaisons along the way.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer is always so through & attentive with his services. He listens carefully & will take time to answer all your questions!

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Palmer is a great eye doctor and he is not in a hurry to dismiss his patient.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Friendly,knowledgeable takes time to explain what options are available.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer demonstrates genuine concern for his patients. He allows time to answer questions and offers treatment/medication options for our optimal care.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

He’s courteous & understanding when explaining information to his patients

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June 13, 2023

5.0

as said above. He doesn't rush to do his job. He is relaxed and patient and does a wonderful job of answering questions.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Palmer does a thorough exam and provides great medical care

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor, knowledgeable , professional, and most of all kind

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Same and personable

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June 06, 2023

5.0

caring, compassionate, communicates well

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor I like him because he doesn’t talk to me as if iam

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Can trust for his CARE

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Thorough, concerned and personable.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Palmer is so patient. He explains everything very well and answered any questions I asked.

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Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

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