Dr. Derek Ohlstein, MD

Dr. Derek Ohlstein, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Dr. Derek Ohlstein, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Port St Lucie, FL. He has been practicing for 8 years.

1715 SE Tiffany Ave

Port St Lucie, FL 34952

Contact Information

(772) 335-3939

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal 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.


  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of Florida, Gainesville
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Florida, Gainesville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ohlstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ohlstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ohlstein to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Ohlstein'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 (13)
Stuart, FL |
I saw Dr. Ohlstein once, at which point I cautioned him that my corneas were sensitive and prone to abrasions before he examined me. His exam caused extensive corneal abrasions. When I left the office, my eyes were still numb. Once the numbing drops wore off, I returned to the office, where he examined me and told me there were no abrasions, that I must be having an allergic reaction. An assistant told me later that she could see the abrasions from across the room. Do NOT recommend.
Fort Pierce |
I like the time Dr. Ohlstein took in the exam room with me and the fact that he didn't mind any of my questions!
in Fort Pierce, FL |
Had a lot of floaters and some flashes about a month ago and went to see dr ohlstein. He examined me, told me in depth what happened and what I should be aware of in the future.
in Port Saint Lucie, Florida |
Great doctor and knowledgeable staff. I will definitely be recommending this practice.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
Great doc who knows his stuff. Up to date on the newest technology and laser cataract surgery.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
I have had several doctors over the years and can truly say that Dr. Ohlstein is one of the most professional and caring doctors I have known. He is quick to explain things in terms I can understand and makes me feel like the most important patient he has! That's saying a lot these days!
in Ft Pierce, FL |
Professional and caring and takes time to listen
in Ft Pierce, FL |
I can't thank Dr. Ohlstein enough for taking care of my eyes through the Fort Pierce Lions Club. It is so nice to know there are doctors who truly care about their patients. I highly recommend St. Lucie Eye Associates.
Dr Ohlstein is a great doctor with a great staff. I would recommend my family to see him
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
DR. Ohlstein is a very knowledgeable physician that listens to your concerns. The staff is very friendly.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
Dr. Ohlstein has been monitoring my eyes for about a year. I am 70 years old. He was the first eye doctor to finally diagnose my eye problem - ocular hypertension. I have had elevated high pressure in my eyes for a few years and it wasn't until I started seeing Dr. Ohlstein that he not only diagnosed my problem. He closely monitors me with routine checkups. He answers all questions and I don't feel rushed at my appointment. I would definitely recommend him to others.
in Ft Pierce, FL |
He is very pleasant and professional, enthusiastic and caring. He put my fears to ease, told me what to expect with my surgeries. The most wonderful thing is that he made me see again. I had lazick surgery and cataract done, can't wait to get the other eye done next week.
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
The whole process for my cataract surgery was a simple and clean.
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Dr. Ohlstein accepts 6 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
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ohlstein has admitting privileges

St. Lucie Medical Center
1800 SE Tiffany Ave
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
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