Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD

Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(16)
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Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Stuart, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.Read his story

509 SE Riverside Dr Ste 302

Stuart, FL 34994

Contact Information

(772) 287-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Celtic Insurance Company
  • CHAMPVA
  • 11 More

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Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 86% of peers
Drusen
normal
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Frenkel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Frenkel "Dr. Frenkel founded the East Florida Eye Institute in 1989 to bring state of the art diagnosis and treatment to the Treasure Coast, specializing in the most advanced treatments for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. Dr. Frenkel is a Board Certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University of Medicine where he was awarded numerous honors for his clinical work. Dr. Frenkel interned at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. While at Harvard he was made Clinical Fellow in Medicine. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Before founding East Florida Eye Institute, Dr. Frenkel returned to Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to pursue advanced subspecialty fellowship training. Dr. Frenkel is frequently sought for his expert opinion on the research studies of ophthalmologists nationwide. Dr. Frenkel is a Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology,at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, School of Medicine. He is the only Bascom Palmer staff member on the Treasure Coast. Dr. Frenkel is a Macular Degeneration investigator. He specializes in the most advanced treatments for Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frenkel "Our practice combines state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with the experience gained through research and advanced training. We offer our patients the latest and most advanced treatments and techniques for ocular disease customized for their individual situations."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • 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
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Neuro-Ophthalmological Disorders
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pseudophakia
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • 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.

Education

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Brigham Womens/Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Kresge Eye Institute Wayne St University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • St Elizabeths Tufts
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mass Eye Infirm/Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Frenkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frenkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frenkel to family and friends
4.3
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Frenkel's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
He correctly diagnosed my macular degeneration that had been misdiagnosed elsewhere. Now I have my vision back!
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in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
I've seen several ophthalmologists on the Treasure Coast, Dr. Frenkel was the best by far!
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in Islamorada, FL |
He has a national reputation, I was fortunate to find him. Referred to him by 2 doctors at Harvard.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Frenkel accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice PPO
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
    American Postal Workers Union Health Plan WC
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Celtic Insurance Company
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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