Richard M. Palmer, M.D.

Richard M. Palmer, M.D.Undergraduate: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bachelor of Science: 1984, Graduated with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Cumulative GPA of 4.0.

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine,
Omaha, Nebraska. Medical Doctor: 1989

Internship: University of Hawaii Integrated Transitional Residency, Honolulu, Hawaii. Graduated: 1990.

Fellowship: Cornea, Refractive Surgery & External Ocular Disease. 1993-1995. Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Department of Ophthalmology, under the direction of Herbert Kaufman, M.D. and Marguerite McDonald, M.D.

Honors: Dr. Palmer is the recipient of many local and national academic and research honors and scholarships for his work at both the universities of Nebraska and Creighton. He has published several articles in ophthalmic journals and remains committed to scientific research.

Dr. Palmer practices as both an ophthalmologist and corneal specialist. In addition to the customary medical and surgical training of a general ophthalmologist, he completed an additional two-year educational fellowship specializing in laser vision correction, refractive surgery, external eye disease and corneal physiology and transplantation at the Louisiana State University Eye Center, a world leader in visual research and refractive corneal surgery. He represents the only two-year fellowship-trained refractive eye surgeon in North Florida and South Georgia.

Dr. Palmer is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He serves as a staff ophthalmologist for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Capital Regional Medical Center and Doctors Memorial Hospital.


  • No Stitch, No Patch, No Shot Cataract Removal
  • Laser Vision Correction/LASIK
  • Surgical and Medical Glaucoma Therapy
  • Corneal Physiology and Surgical Transplantation
  • Complex External Eye Disease and Infections
  • Repair of Ocular Implant Complications
  • General Ophthalmology, Laser Eye Surgery and Comprehensive Eye Care

Dr. Palmer offers state-of-the-art medical techniques for the procedures he performs, thereby affording rapid visual recovery and a quick return to normal daily activities. With Dr. Palmer’s unique combination of being a compassionate physician and his specialization as the only two-year fellowship-trained corneal refractive surgeon in North Florida and South Georgia, he provides an expert’s personalized approach to eye care and surgery utilizing the latest technological advancements with the best possible outcomes.