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Daniel Scott Weikert, MD


Assistant Professor

4.4 4.4 948 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Blurred Vision
Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
Dry Eye, Watery, Itchy, Allergies
Flashes of Light Floaters
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology,


MD - Vanderbilt University
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
4601 Carothers Parkway
Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt Eye Institute
7640 Highway 70 South
Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37221

1003 Reserve Boulevard
Suite 320
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Patient Comments

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Positive experience with this provider
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr Weikert is a very good doctor and came highly recommended from another physician. However, he does not listen and appears to be ready to leave as quickly as he walks into the room. He generally stays in the exam room 3-4 minutes.
Patient | February 13, 2017

I heard great things about him and I will continue to see him. He was just very, very rushed. I saw him for maybe 2 minutes and j felt like I was being ushered out quickly. this was the first time I had met him.
Patient | January 23, 2017

This provider was great.
Patient | January 9, 2017

He always seems rushed and trying to cram as many appointments into his day as possible. While he will answer questions asked, he makes one feel as thoughhe is doing it on the run. Answers are short and follow on questions don't seem to be encouraged. Time spent with me feels inadequate. I do not need to chat but would like more time to disscuss my condition. I feel rushed in and out. I understand my eyesight needs so I can deal with this because I think he is competent but I would not recommend him to anyoine needing more help understanding their conditions and issues.
Patient | December 29, 2016

Will definitely recommend.
Patient | December 27, 2016

He 'rush' through in seeing me due to the number of people in the lobby waiting. did not care for this visit
Patient | December 24, 2016

Good experience so far. One more eye to do this week.
Patient | November 15, 2016

I really like him and he gives excellent care
Patient | November 14, 2016

Dr. Weikert is very good at what he does. He's always running 100 MPH, but he will take the time to answer my questions and always does so in a clear, concise fashion. His demeanor is professional and cordial. He doesn't condescend when talking with me and treats me like I have a head on my shoulders and can engage in rational thought. I appreciate his manner and his expertise very much!
Patient | November 14, 2016

I always feel that I get the best care with Dr. Weikert and the staff .
Patient | November 13, 2016

This whole series of questions was redundant. If you want me to answer surveys in the future, keep the surveys shorter and to the point.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Please quit asking the same questions over and over
Patient | October 31, 2016

All of the care was excellent.
Patient | October 31, 2016

was there for a routine visit, they numbed and dilated my eyes for the Dr to examine, we talked about the problem I was having he looked into the one eye to see what was going on and never did a thorough exam on either in fact he never even looked at the other eye, he made an appointment for me to see a plastic surgeon for my tear duct and that was it sent me on my way, never asked if there was anything else nor did he say when he wanted to see me back which is usually a year and he'll even state that and put it in the notes but when I got to checkout the receptionists said he only saw the recommendation for the plastic surgeon.....Worst visit ever and I'll probably not go back....had a poor visit last year and said if it was the same or worse this year as far as the lack of concern I definitely would not go back.
Patient | October 17, 2016

after dr told us cataract was getting worse he didn't spend any time trying to discuss doing surgery now versus waiting.. he was very rushed so y wife stayed and continued to ask questions even though he dismissed us. we are now looking for a second opinion and someone who spends time helping me understand what and when I should take y next steps. my wife educated me more than the dr she went online and looked up suregery to help me start to feel comfortable about it. the doctor should have spent time helping me understand options for my sight.
Patient | October 17, 2016

After waiting an hour to see the doctor, I felt like he discounted my concerns and didn't see the relevance in my visit. This was a huge waste of my time!
Patient | October 12, 2016

Cataract surgery went well.Better vision except reading.Eyeglass prescription didn't correct vision to 20/20. Optometrist said I needed to see Dr Weikert about why.Dr Weikert said that glasses could only correct my vision to 30/20.I asked why, because eyeglasses could correct it to 20/20 before the cataract surgery.Dr Weikert looked at my eyes and assured me that the cataract surgery went well and my new lenses were clear and everything looked good.The only answer I got as to why they could not be corrected to 20/20 is that 30/20 is good enough to pass a drivers test.I would like my vision to be 20/20 or know why not.
Patient | September 30, 2016

I went for a check up and advice on cataract surgery and get new perscription. He wouldn't rate how bad my cataracts were and said the decision to have surgery was up to me. I shouldn't have bothered to have the check up because he was no help to me in correcting the problems I'm having. He said I saw 20/20 and would have to go to an optomarist to determine my issues with vision. When I told him I was having trouble refocusing after reading and then looking far way, he said nothing could be done because eyes do that with age. Complete waste of time and money!
Patient | September 26, 2016

Moved me through the exam too fast. Tried to talk about my dry eye but since it was not deemed bad enough it was dismissed and they were ready for me to leave so they could get to the next patient.
Patient | September 12, 2016

I saw the Dr. for less than 5 minutes.
Patient | September 12, 2016

Dr. Weikert is excellent, I wouldn't want any one else taking care of my eyes!!! Thank you Dr. Weikert!!!
Patient | September 9, 2016

Test done prior to seeing provider. First visit with provider.
Patient | September 1, 2016

#1. Dr. Weikert
Patient | August 31, 2016

Most of these do not apply because again I saw the doctor for less than five minutes, and I have healthy eyes.
Patient | August 12, 2016

Very knowledgeable and professional
Patient | August 8, 2016

good experience
Patient | August 4, 2016

my vision after cataract surgery was worse than before with out glasses.I now have to wear glasses full time to see distant.
Patient | August 2, 2016

I was not told what to expect after surgery regarding how my vision would be. My vision was so off for 3 days, double vision, poor depth perception, I became nauseated several times and also developed headaches daily due to the huge chg in vision betw my eyes. Not told how to manage eyes after surgery. How to wear glasses with new eye sight but old prescription.
Patient | August 2, 2016

The doctor has no time to spend with a patient. He was with me for no more than 10 minutes from start to finish.
Patient | July 26, 2016

Excellent and highly professional medical attention to our needs.
Patient | July 26, 2016

Dr. Weikert is friendly and efficient. He doesn't waste my time. We do what we need to do and I schedule my next appointment.
Patient | July 26, 2016

All went well on this visit, as in the past.
Patient | July 26, 2016

only reason I would hesitate on a referral is the waiting time. My Dr. is awesome it's the long waiting time to see him that is unreasonable.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Patient | July 18, 2016

Blanks are N/A.
Patient | July 18, 2016

again wonderful experience
Patient | July 4, 2016

Very good
Patient | June 29, 2016

At this point I was so late that I had to rush through the doctor visit so as to not miss a 5PM appointment. (It is ridiculous that a 2:20 doctor appointment was so mismanaged that I risked missing a 5PM work related appointment) Since the Doctor appointment was rushed, they forgot to give me a prescription for bi-focals (even though I had discussed with nurse) and now I have to take more personal time to return to get that prescription.
Patient | June 25, 2016

long wait times
Patient | June 20, 2016

Great experience as usual.
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Patient | May 31, 2016

Great doctor.
Patient | May 31, 2016

I really like Dr. Weikert and I understand how very busy his office is and how many patients he sees every day, making for a kind of rushed visit, once you're seen. But I know his reputation and I allow for his very busy office.
Patient | May 24, 2016

Again, the experience with the Doctor wasn't poor, it was just rushed.
Patient | May 9, 2016

Dr. Weikert is an excellent ophthalmologist.
Patient | May 1, 2016

Dr. Weikert's assistants do all the works. He arrives at the last minute and adds little to the conversation. 9. Last few minutes.
Patient | April 22, 2016

This was simply a yearly checkup. I had no problems; therefore, many of these questions are not relevant at this visit!
Patient | April 1, 2016

I quit going to this provider several years ago, because he always seemed so rushed. However, my new doctor moved,,so I went back to this doctor. I am diabetic, and fortunately he said my eyes checked out ok.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Great experience
Patient | March 9, 2016

This care provided did a very good job of examining my eye and letting me know that everything looked good including my previous cataract surgery. He handed me a preprinted prescription for new eye glasses to correct my issue with reading that was apparently based on the information gathered by the assistant. I was advised that I can take the prescription to any outlet to have it filled. I hope that the prescription will correct my issues.
Patient | February 29, 2016

Did not seem very interested in me as a patient or my concerns. Will not return.
Patient | February 29, 2016

It was apparent from the begining that the doctor and hisi staff intended to spend as little time with me as possible. I was rushed throug the appointment. The doctor seemed annoyed with any question i asked. This was a yearly eye appointment and he didn't even take the time to evaluate my eyes for a prescription. After 2 minutes in the room he said that's it till next year. When i asked about the eye exam and prescription he was argumentative and grudgingly peforrmed a 60 second exam and hurridly left the room. This is my second time with this doctor. I was not impressed on the first visit and evn lesspleased this time. I spend a lot of money with Vanderbilt and have some excellent physicians, but this guy is way below the Vanderbilt standard.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Again.... wait is always very long and amount of time spend withe Dr. is very short. There is nothing wrong with him..... I'm guessing he is under the watchful eye of Vanderbuilt and can only meet their financial requirements by overscheduling.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Explains things and answers my questions. Always polite.
Patient | January 28, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Weikert to a family member who was having a problem.
Patient | January 22, 2016

He checked my eyes, talked a 100 miles an he to get out as fast as possible, I had to ask about the reasons I came in quickly before he left, cause he didn't ask, despite my telling the nurse prior to him coming in
Patient | January 19, 2016

Well organized operation. Kept things moving. Have everything under control and on time.
Patient | January 18, 2016

My assistant will give you an informational sheet and we won't talk abo
Patient | January 16, 2016

He's rushed and detached.
Patient | January 10, 2016

Dr Weikert is an exceptional physician, so much that I brought my Mother from West Tennessee to see him about a problem no one there could resolve which he did in one visit.
Patient | January 2, 2016