Dennis Harkins, OD- Dean - WI

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Dennis E. Harkins

Dennis E. Harkins, OD

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dennis E. Harkins please call 608-742-5522.

Accepting new patients

  • DHS Provider


Year Joined SSM Health Medical Group:


  • Optometry

Board Certification


Medical Interests

  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive surgery


  • English

Dean Health Plan Product Type

  • Administrative Services/ASO
  • Badgercare Plus/Medicaid
  • Commercial HMO/POS Insurance (Group Or Individual Coverage)
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare Gold
  • Medicare Select
  • PPO


College and University

University of Wisconsin and Illinois Eye Institute, Ocular Diagnostic and Therapeutic Treatment of Ocular Disease
Laser Refractive education, Davis Duehr Dean
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo, University of Costa Rica-San Jose, Undergraduate
Illinois School of Optometry, Chicago, IL, OD


Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Chicago, IL
University of Wisconsin Board Certified Diagnostic Therapeutics
Illinois Eye Institute Board Certified Therapeutics Pharmaceuticals
Harkins & O’Connor Eye Clinic


In addition to being a network provider for all Dean Health Plan insurance products listed above, this provider may also be considered in-network with various health insurance products.
- If Commercial HMO/POS Insurance (Group or Individual Coverage) appears under Dean Health Plan Product Type, this indicates this provider is participating in the Dean Health Plan Marketplace ( HMO plans.
- If Dean Focus appears under Dean Health Plan Product Type, this indicates this provider is participating in the Dean Health Plan Marketplace ( EPO plans.
- Dean providers are also participating providers for Medicare Part B, Wisconsin Medicaid, and other government payers. We encourage you to contact your insurance carrier to determine your coverage.

Professional Activities

Wisconsin Optometric Association; South Central Optometric Association; Volunteer, Member of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) services in eight different countries

Personal Interests

Eye care mission trips to central Mexico, basketball coach, Badger State track and field (all secondary to raising four children!)

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