Dr. Richard Palmer, MD

Dr. Richard Palmer, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Richard Palmer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Tallahassee, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from CREIGHTON UNIV SCH OF MED in 1989 and specializes in ophthalmology, cornea & external diseases, and more.

2535 Capital Medical Blvd

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Contact Information

(850) 877-7337

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Palmer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract
very high
more than 97% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Palmer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Palmer "We maintain a personal commitment to providing professional and compassionate eye care. It is our philosophy to practice medicine with the highest ethical standards, to the best of our abilities. We consistently deliver the finest ophthalmic therapy available utilizing the latest technological and medical advancements. We believe achieving quality requires the continuous improvement of services to meet the needs and expectations of our patients, our referring physicians, our employees and the communities we serve."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Palmer does not have any board certifications listed.

109  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes
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55  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Conjunctivocystorhinostomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Lash Enhancer
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastics
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • CREIGHTON UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • U Hawaii
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Washington Hosp Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • LSU Eye Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Palmer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Palmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palmer's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palmer to family and friends
95 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (95)

  • 5
    (77)
  • 4
    (7)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Palmer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Palmer could not remove my cataract and it slipped behind my eye.I had to have a surgeon to remove it,I had a bad experience..
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Calmed me down, knew exactly what he was talking about! Go see him!! He is personable!
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I had cataract surgery on both eyes and my vision is now perfect. The right eye was legally blind and the left eye was about 20/80. Dr. Palmer is a skilled surgeon not a social worker or victim's advocate... If you need either of those you probably need more than an opthamologist...I could not be...more
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