Dr. John Winkler, MD

Dr. John Winkler, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o
11 reviews

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

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Winkler specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Des Plaines, IL. He practices at 3 locations.

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Dr. Winkler's Reviews

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based on 11 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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 Reviews (3)
in Des Plaines, IL |
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 NOT HAVE BLUE LIPS, WAITING ON HIM..CANCELLED MY APPT. APROX 6:00 AM AND DARED HIM TO CHARGE ME A 35$ CO-PAY..WOULD NOT TRUST HIM AS A SURGEON, MIGHT HAVE BEEN BLIND...
New York, NY |
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 returns as if nothing was wrong. He may be good but has no bed side manners! P.S. If you're going to make people wait, have some current magazines.
in Des Plaines, IL |
He has always made me feel comfortable and safe with my eyes. He did my cataract surgery with complete expertise and confidence. I have recommended Dr. Winkler to many people and they are now seeing him for their eye care. Dr. Wiinkler is also doing cataract surgery on my husband at this time. I will continue to recommend him with confidence!
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Dr. Winkler'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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Evanston Hospital Northwestern
  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University Hospital

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion