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Dr. James Palmer, MD

Ophthalmology*
4.4 (7)
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Overview of Dr. James Palmer, MD

Dr. James Palmer, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in San Jose, CA. They graduated from Stanford University and is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Palmer, completed a residency at University of California Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Palmer an average 4.4 star rating.

Dr. Palmer works at Northern California Retina-Vitreous Associates in San Jose, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Degenerative Disorders of Globe and Progressive High Myopia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Palmer's Office Locations

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    Northern California Retina-Vitreous Associates
    200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 415, San Jose, CA 95116 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    07:30 - 17:00
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    Thursday
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    Friday
    07:30 - 17:00
    Saturday
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    Sunday
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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe

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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Progressive High Myopia
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Acute Endophthalmitis
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blindness
Cataract
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Chorioretinal Scars
Chronic Endophthalmitis
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diabetic Retinopathy
Dry Eyes
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Endophthalmitis
Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eyelid Disorders
Floaters
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Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Macular Hole
Macular or Retinal Edema
Purulent Endophthalmitis
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Senile Cataracts
Tear Duct Disorders
Visual Field Defects
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Vitreoretinal Surgery
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Black Eye
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Brow Ptosis
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chorioretinitis
Choroidal Hemorrhage Rupture
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Conjunctiva Cyst
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Ulcer
Diabetic Cataracts
Diplopia
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Dislocation of Lens
Disorder of Choroid
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Drusen
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Ectropion of Eyelid
Entropion
Exotropia
Eye Pain
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Eyeball Contusion
Farsightedness
Foreign Body in Eye
Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Glaucoma
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Hypertensive Retinopathy
Hyphema
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Hypotony of Eye
Iridocyclitis
Keratitis
Lazy Eye
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Migraine
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Nearsightedness
Non-Magnetic Retained Intraocular Foreign Body
Ocular Hypertension
Optic Neuritis
Paralytic Strabismus
Pars Planitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Pterygium
Retinal Cysts
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Ischemia
Retinal Telangiectasia
Retinal Vasculitis
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Retinoschisis
Serous Detachment Retina
Solar Retinopathy
Strabismus
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
B-Scan Ultrasound
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
Ocular Prosthetics
Ultrasound
Vision Screening
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    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.4
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    About Dr. James Palmer, MD

    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1053306381
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School Program
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of California Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Stanford University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Good Samaritan Hospital

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. James Palmer, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Palmer is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Palmer has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Palmer works at Northern California Retina-Vitreous Associates in San Jose, CA. View the full address on Dr. Palmer’s profile.

    Dr. Palmer has seen patients for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Degenerative Disorders of Globe and Progressive High Myopia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Palmer on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    7 patients have reviewed Dr. Palmer. The overall rating for this provider is 4.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Palmer.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Palmer, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Palmer appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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