Dr. John Winkler, MD

Dr. John Winkler, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
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64 y/o
(15)

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Dr. John Winkler, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Des Plaines, IL and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Des Plaines Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Ltd.

940 Lee St

Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Floaters
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 96% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Winkler'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Evanston Hospital Northwestern
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Winkler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Winkler's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Winkler to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Winkler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Office staff rude with indignant attitude.Very poor and arrogant communication with patients or responding respectfully to phone calls.Two of which were a Marabelle and a Bob. I called for appt.& phone answered with a low "hello and not DR'S OFFICE. I said hello and no response and with another...more
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Been going to him for many years. Over all the years you always are left waiting in the waiting room and a 30 minute wait is on a good day. This last time in I was prescribed the wrong prescription. Went to a different doctor and found that my prescription was off. After going to a new doctor...more
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Cataract removal both eyes. Dr. Winkler, Bob and all the staff were great in providing full information and options. During surgeries he explained the entire process and everything went very quickly and smoothly. Surgery at 9 am, having lunch with family at 11:30. Vision now is dramatically...more
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ON OXYGEN WITH A 3 FOOT TANK AND EVEN THEN AFTER WAITING FOR OVER 2 HRS/ MY HUSBAND HAD TO GET A 2ND 3 FOOT TANK OUT OF THE TRUNK!!!--HE DID NOT CARE...I WAS A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR AND WAS ACCEPTED TO BETTER SCHOOLS THAN HIM... ONLY FOUND OUT TODAY, HE IS RUNNING HIS OWN PRACTICE..LUCKLY I DID...more
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He's good but arrogant, my time is just as valuable as his. I waited over an hour to get into the exam room and then waited another 20 minutes or more there. He left me in the room and said he would be right back, after 20 I went to the desk and asked where is he? Out of nowhere,he suddenly...more
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