Dana M. Deupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified ophthalmologist, retina specialist, managing diseases of the vitreous and retina and serving the Tampa Bay, Florida area. As a retina specialist, Dr. Deupree's area of sub-specialty includes medical and surgical managementof macular disorders, diabetic retinopathy, complexretinal detachments and trauma. In 2003, after 12 years as vitreo-retina specialist and surgeon at St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Dr. Deupree opened his solo practice in Palm Harbor, Florida. In November of 2010, Dr. Deupree built and opened a state-of-the-art retina clinic and surgery center in Clearwater – where The Macula Center is now located. The Macula Center is devoted exclusively to treatment of the vitreous, retina and macula. Dr. Deupree is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He also formerly served as clinical assistant professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean in 1983. He was a Harvard Research Fellow on a National Eye Institute grant in Boston with a focus on diabetic eye disease. His internship and residency were completed at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his sub-specialty training in retina after completing a two-year fellowship at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. After fellowship training he entered practice at St. Luke's. Current research interests have included Rheopheresis treatment for macular degeneration being the principal investigator in a phase three FDA clinical trial. Dr. Deupree lives in Pinellas County, Florida with his wife, America, and their four children. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
We work hard to create a custom treatment experience for every one of our patients. No patient leaves our office without all of their questions answered and a detailed description of their condition, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options and a concise plan for preventative measures he or she can take to proactively participate in their own treatment.
Dr. Deupree's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Deupree's Board Certifications
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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Diabetes Eye Care
Focal Laser Photocoagulation
Macular Pucker Surgery
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
Retinal Laser Surgery
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Loma Linda University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
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Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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