Dr. Dana Weinkle, MD

Dr. Dana Weinkle, MD

Ophthalmology  |  

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A native Floridian, I grew up in Coral Gables. I was introduced to the great outdoors at an early age, while fishing in the Everglades and the Gulf Stream and exploring Biscayne Bay. Many summers were spent at Sleep-Away camp in the mountains of North Carolina. After attending Coral Gables High School, I entered Princeton University and graduated in 1976 with a BSE in Chemical Engineering. After completing medical school at Harvard in 1980, I moved to San Francisco for a one-year internship. I then finished a three-year residency in Ophthalmology at Stanford University in 1984. At Stanford, I met my wife, Susan, who was serving as Chief Resident in dermatology. We were married in May, 1984 and moved to Bradenton, Florida in the fall of 1984. For over twenty years I have been engaged in private solo practice in Ophthalmology. I presently have offices in both Bradenton and Sarasota, and I maintain staff privileges at two local hospitals. My specialty is outpatient cataract and refractive lens implant surgery. As President of the Board, I was instrumental in developing and subsequently operating the Manatee Surgical Center, Bradenton's state-of-the-art multi-specialty freestanding surgery center. I also developed and serve as the President of the Board at Sarasota Physicians Surgical Center. My wife, Susan, is a board-certified Mohs dermatologic surgeon in private practice in Bradenton. An accomplished surgeon, she is past President of the National Women's Dermatologic Society and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery. She is active in teaching and administrating on an international level. We have two children, Justin and Allison. Justin is a graduate of Princeton University and Allison is a third year medical student at UC San Diego Medical School.

Palm Coast Eye Center PA

3131 S Tamiami Trl Ste 201

Sarasota, FL 34239
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Weinkle and his staff are dedicated to providing the best care to all patients. They are committed to the best technology in vision correction to provide patients with improved eyesight and quality care. 
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Dr. Weinkle's Experience

Dr. Weinkle'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


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Ucsf Medical Center At Mount Zion
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Weinkle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Weinkle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weinkle to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Weinkle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Sarasota, FL |
I would never recommend Dana Wrinkle to anyone. He is only interested in MONEY. He continuly complain about the fee he was being paid and said "I con not work for nothing. When I told him that my vision was no better than before the implants his response was "well it is the same as it was before and since you did no not chose the $6,000 lenses it will now cost you more to get your vision corrected than if you had chosen the $6,000 lenses. Does he have strong ethnics?????
in Venice, FL |
Dr Weinkle recently performed cataract procedure on one of my eyes. I'm very happy so far with the result. But the most important is his professionalism, positive and encouraging attitude, and friendliness. Dr Weinkle and his staff are very helpful and courteous, pleasure to interact with. I recommend Dr Weinkle to everybody.
in Bradenton, FL |
DR Wrinkle had to remove a lens from my eye and put in the correct lens. He has now also operated on my right eye and I can finally see again. He is a great surgeon and very detailed ornated. He put alot of behind the scenes work (calculations) to insure the vision in my left eye. I would recommend him to anyone.
Bradenton, FL |
did u ever feel that your doctor was robbing you? this is the place to go!
in Bradenton, FL |
The entire staff was professional yet warm and caring. I was very nervous even though I had heard this cataract surgery was so easy and quick. Well Dr. Winkle and his staff made every effort to see that I was taken of completely and with great care. I would most certainly recommend Dr. Winkle to anyone needing eye surgery. Thank you Dr. Winkle and to your staff for your kindness and your great job I am very pleased!
in North Port, FL |
After my exam today by Dr. Wenkle, I went to the receptionist who advised me of a $40 charge for a Refraction, an assessment to determine whether you need a new prescription and glasses. First, I was never told there would be a $40 charge, and never ask I wanted to pay for this part of the exam. I told the receptionist that it is the doctor's office that is responsible to advise patients of all applicable charges. Dr. Weinke never mentioned that I needed new glasses. Why not!!
in Sarasota, FL |
He is personable, very clear on description of surgery, IOL and expectations after with the new lenses. Office and surgical staff were very friendly and professional. Overall it was an excellent experience; it was what I had hoped for and expected.
in Bradenton, FL |
I had a great experience. Dr. Weinkle was very professional. His nurses and staff were very nice. I haven't needed any glasses since my operation. Fantastic results!
University Park, FL |
Dr. Weinkle has the ability to put you at ease. He explains everything and takes time to be sure you understand. He is very particular and thorough with his testing. He is an excellent surgeon with a caring manner. His staff and office personnel are all friendly, upbeat and well trained. I would recommend him to anyone in the Sarasota area who is looking for a very capable ophthalmologist.
in Bradenton, Fl |
Dr. Weikle isn't very knowledgeable, thorrow, and compassionate surgeon. I was referred to him by a very dear friend. I am so pleased ANS have already referred several friends. To his office which wil.l be making appointments in the near future. I have even told several people I when I was out shopping how excellent a Surgeon he is. VERY PLEASED.
in Longboat Key, FL |
Although I knew cataract surgery was very common, I was nervous since years ago I had Lasik surgery in addition to having an astigmatism. Dr Weinkle?s knowledge, experience and reassurance always put me at ease. His surgical expertise is top notch and my restored vision feels like a miracle. Also, the staff at his Sarasota office and surgical center were very attentive and knowledgeable.
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Weinkle is very knowledgeable and experienced.
in Bradenton, Florida |
From my first interaction with Dr Weinkle, I knew I made the right choice to entrust him with one of my most valuable possessions, my eyes ! Dr Weinkle went to great lengths to explain all options available for my eyes .He explained exactly what to expect before, during and after surgery...the next morning I felt a miracle had happened! Clear vision in a colorful world! HIGHLY recommend Dr Weinkle, he's the expert you want! Dr Weinkle cares about this patients! His patients care right back !
in Venice, FL |
Extremely knowledgeable & professional!
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Weinkle did my cataract surgery. I have lazy eye, astigmatism and mono vision - have worn mono vision contacts for 30 or 35 years - had bifocals in grade school. However, with all those problems, Dr, Weinkle said with confidence, We can fix you up! ... and he did! I can read and drive with no glasses - it is wonderful. He is a very caring, talented surgeon. He also did my husband's cataract surgery. We recommend Dr Weinkle to our friends.
in Sarasota, FL |
I presented to Dr. Weinkle with complex opthalmic issues which he addressed with the utmost care and professionalism. He is a incredibly competent practitioner who far exceeded my expectations with an excellent surgical result. In addition, his office staff is efficient, kind and courteous. I highly recommend Dr. Weinkle without hesitation.
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Dr. Weinkle accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Weinkle has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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