Dr. Dana Weinkle, MD

Dr. Dana Weinkle, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  

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Dr. Dana Weinkle, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

Palm Coast Eye Center PA

3131 S Tamiami Trl Ste 201

Sarasota, FL 34239
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Weinkle'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.

Dr. Weinkle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Weinkle "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Weinkle "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. "

6  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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
38 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (15)

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...more
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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...more
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did u ever feel that your doctor was robbing you? this is the place to go!
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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...more
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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. ...more
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