Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Frenkel
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East Florida Eye Institute

509 SE Riverside Dr Ste 302 Stuart, FL 34994

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Dr. Ronald Frenkel, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Stuart, FL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frenkel to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frenkel

4.5

Based on 35 ratings

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Dr frankel is a great eye doctor and i am very pleased with his care, I am about to have a pterygium removed and even though my insurance doesnt cover most of it and i dont have much money I am going withh him because of the recent carerac surgery he just did. 5+++ stars
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m trahan – Oct 31, 2020
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I have great trust in Dr. Frenkel. The staff is wonderful and doctor is through, professional, informative and very kind, great eyes surgeons. Excellent!!! I would return without a doubt.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Eva – Oct 12, 2020
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I was having trouble with my left eye, I had had cataract surgery on it 10 years ago and it was very blurry. I went to Dr. Frenkel, he lasered it and within a day I can see like I had from the very beginning. I highly recommend Dr. Frankel.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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M. Devito – Oct 06, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Frenkel's for 20 years. He has taken wonderful care of my glaucoma, allowing me the freedom of drops. Dr. Frenkel also did Cataract surgery on both eyes, this was complicated due to the fact that I had RK surgery before moving to Florida. I now have 20/20 vision. His staff is caring and one of the best things about his office is that you are not left sitting there, your appointments are right on time. If you are in need of a great opthamologist Dr. Frenkel is the one.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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suzan j shipper – Oct 04, 2020
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I had cataract surgery on both eyes. I am very pleased with Dr. Frenkel and his staff, as well I am super happy with the Laser surgery and Toric lens. I would recommend Dr. Frenkel to anyone in need of treatment.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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B. Cornell – Oct 04, 2020
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I have known Dr Frenkel for many many years, I completely trust him with the critical care of my eyes. His staff and office are wonderful and most helpful in all of their positions and services. Dr Frenkel just preformed surgery in both my eyes with complete success and I haven’t seen so well since a very young child. There was no doubt and I had complete confidence in him and find that his knowledge, compassion and care Is equally important to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 01, 2020
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I was impressed by the thoroughness of each step from discussion of my options, the procedure/s, and cost. The pre-and post-op instructions were comprehensive; the staff informed. The doctor's demeanor was encouraging throughout, and the results surpassed my expectations!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ML Carson – Jul 23, 2020
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Dr. Frenkel performed cataract surgery on my left eye in February 2020. The surgery was much easier than I thought; and virtually pain free. I develop a slight (RARE) complication due to my autoimmune disease about a week later. Dr. Frenkel had to perform minor subsequent surgery in his office. (Again, virtually pain free!) my surgery on my right eye went without complication and the procedure and recovery were painless. My vision is now almost as good as it was when I was 20! (I am 72) I cannot recommend Dr. Frenkel and his friendly, efficient and compassionate office staff highly enough. 5 stars are not enough! EFET is a 10!!
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Carolyn Baruch – Jul 08, 2020
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I have visited Dr. Frenkel on several occasions with various eye issues, it is a busy office but they provide excellent vision care. Most recently Dr. Frenkel performed my first cataract surgery and I am really pleased with the result; 20/20 vision without glasses.
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Frank Cuadra – May 23, 2020
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I am in my 70’s and have worn glasses for severe astigmatism since I was 8 years old. In my youth, I had to wear glasses playing sports and even under my helmet driving open wheel racing cars. I also have had to wear separate glasses for reading since my early 40’s. I developed cataracts in both eyes and the left became so bad that I couldn’t read a speed limit sign at 75 yards. I also took a medication that can complicate cataract surgery. After testing, Dr. Ronald Frenkel recommended laser surgery with a toric lens implant. He performed the surgery without any complications and I now have 20/20 bright vision in my left eye. I no longer need glasses to drive or watch TV with that eye. I can’t wait for Dr. Frenkel to perform the same procedure for my right eye!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Frank R. D. – Feb 15, 2020
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Dr. Frenkel is an excellent surgeon. Had my cateract done. He explained everything, including risks and complications. Technicians and office staff are excellent. Testing done in office. Sometimes a bit of a wait on busy days. Highly recommend.
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Gordon Single,MD – Jan 28, 2020
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I had to quit driving because my depth perception was so bad 7 I couldnt see anything clearly due to cataracts. Had the right eye done in November. Amazed at the results/ Had the left eye done in January, a week later I am almost at 20/20 vision. I am thrilled! Dr. Frenkel explained everything so I understood what to expect. The staff was amazing both in the office & at the Treasure Coast Surgery Center. I have already recommended Dr Frenkel & my friend has an appointment next week.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Janet Martin – Jan 16, 2020
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Excellent physician, caring manner and knowledgeable about all eye treatments and surgeries.
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Maria – Jan 05, 2020
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had apmt, there office was locked tight, they never called
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Dec 22, 2019
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Excellent experience. Doctor and staff are great
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Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Frenkel has always been very professional and gets to the point of the visit. He and his staff gives you a feeling of confidence that they know what there are doing. Each of his staff walk you through each step in preparation for your visit with Dr. Frenkel. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Krasula – Aug 26, 2019
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I was schedule to Dr Frenkel on 4/22. My appointment was for 2:30 and I was not seen until close to 5:00pm I ended seeing another doctor who did not know anything about me and I was very unhappy. I went there for a follow up and feel my problem was not looked at. Also there were changes in my vision that concern me and feel everything was overlooked. This is the first time I am so disappointed. My first appointment was cancelled on 4/1 which I understood. Next time I cannot be seen as I should I would appreciate you would be honest enough to cancel my appointment. Lucille Guimond
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Apr 23, 2019
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Excellent physician. He's the one the other doctors and judges go to. Harvard trained without an ego, compassionate. Great surgeon. Goes the extra mile for you.
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Gary in Stuart, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST AROUND. DRIVE 45 MINUTES TO SEE DR. FRENKEL. COMPASSIONATE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. GOOD STAFF. GOOD OFFICE.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Apr 30, 2018
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I've seen several ophthalmologists on the Treasure Coast, Dr. Frenkel was the best by far!
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Sandra L. in Port Saint Lucie, FL – Jul 19, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Our practice combines state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with the experience gained through research and advanced training. We offer our patients the...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Education

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

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(772) 287-9000

Dr. Frenkel accepts the following insurance:

AARP
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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
American Postal Workers Union Health Plan WC
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Celtic Insurance Company
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Humana
Choice
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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Dr. Frenkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foreign Body Removal from Eye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frenkel performs Foreign Body Removal from Eye more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Frenkel performs this procedure more than 30% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frenkel treats Visual Field Defects more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Frenkel treats this condition more than 27% of his peers

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  • Scotoma
Ulcer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frenkel treats Ulcer more than 26% of his peers

Dr. Frenkel treats this condition more than 26% of his peers

Dr. Frenkel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Locations

East Florida Eye Institute

East Florida Eye Institute509 SE Riverside Dr Ste 302 Stuart, FL 34994
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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