Dr. Alf Bergman, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Alf Bergman, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Independence, OH and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Sint Eustatius, School Of Medicine in 2001. He is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alf Bergman, MD

Lake Health

4807 Rockside Rd Ste 300 Independence, OH 44131
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The office staff are terrible, which is unacceptable for a mental health care provider. I have repeatedly found it difficult if not impossible to reach anyone. Today, for instance, I needed to touch base with the office regarding a prescription refill. I have called 10 times during normal business hours with no answer, so I am left hoping they'll check the answering machine when they won't even answer the phone in the first place. I have no idea why I can't just email things like this rather than repeatedly waste time trying to make a phone call during a work day. Edit: Dr. Bergman often did not listen well to me and refused to diagnose me with PTSD (that I was later immediately diagnosed with by my next provider) because he didn't want me getting a certain medication.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Feb 23, 2022
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Dr. Bergman is great, very kind and attentive, thorough, and explains things well. However, his office is horrible. Refilling meds is a chore (and a week in advance?!). They haven't answered their phone for me in over 6 months, it always goes to a very long voicemail after a minute, and if you don't catch the callback then you usually have to wait til the next day. The answering service was cancelled, I've never heard of a doctor doing that. Also, the voicemail and website do not mention what holidays or "administrative days" they're closed, and since they don't answer the phone, who knows?! He's a great doctor but the business model is garbage.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sep 11, 2019
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Great experience. Thoughtful staff
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Apr 30, 2019
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Office staff needs replaced. They make you feel as though you are working for them, as though you were bothering them.
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Mar 16, 2019
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All of the office staff needs to be replaced. They are more than rude. When you're going to a doctor such as this, I should not be in tears every time I hang up the phone. I have been going to Dr. Bergman for over 6 years now and I just cannot take it any more.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Parma, OH – Sep 12, 2018
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I'm so thankful that doctor Bergman brought TMS to Cleveland. He is smart and kind. The office staff are great : Ebony, Robin and Leeisha.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stow – Apr 30, 2018
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This has been the worst experience with a medical provider I have ever encountered. Office staff did not get info from prior doctor (I sent them release of info 4-6 weeks prior to appt); Dr B said I was misdiagnosed within 15 mins of meeting me; the office staff was completely unhelpful in getting the required authorizations so my prescription could be filled. I went over a week without medication. Completely unprofessional -staff does not up call to provide status updates.
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Cleveland, OH – Sep 19, 2017
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Dr. Bergman is personable, knowledgeable and takes the time to recommend the best treatment possible to take care of his patients. My only issue at all was the difficulty scheduling an initial appointment with his office during the busy holiday season. However, when I did get an appointment scheduled that had to be canceled because of snow, I was quickly given a makeup appointment on a weekend and given excellent care. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bergman to any friends or family.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Broadview Heights, OH – Apr 19, 2017
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I would recommend Dr. Bergman to anyone having personal problems. He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Joe in Mentor, OH – Dec 09, 2016
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Dr. Bergman is fantastic! I have been seeing him for well over two years now. He always has your best interest in mind. He also guided me through my pregnancy while taking meds. However, I am glad to see that I am not the only one that dislikes some his staff. One of the receptionists is just absolutely nasty. I am made to feel like I am inconveniencing her when I call or go in. I put up with it because Dr. Bergman is just that fantastic though. Don't let her hinder your decision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
8 people found this helpful
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freckles28 in Lakewood, OH – May 24, 2016
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Office staff needs to be fired. Not friendly with patients.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
13 people found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alf Bergman, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Independence, OH and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University of Connecticut
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Sint Eustatius, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Swedish

Awards

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Dr. Bergman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Alf Bergman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bergman frequently treats Marijuana Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bergman treats.

Where is Dr. Alf Bergman, MD's office located?

Dr. Bergman's office is located at 4807 Rockside Rd Ste 300, Independence, OH 44131. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bergman speaks Swedish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Bergman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Marijuana Addiction
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Dr. Bergman treats Marijuana Addiction more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bergman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bergman treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bergman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bergman treats Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bergman treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bergman's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Bergman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
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Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
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Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
NGS CoreSource
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Lake Health

Lake Health4807 Rockside Rd Ste 300 Independence, OH 44131
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Practice

5000 Rockside Rd Ste 310 Independence, OH 44131
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Affiliated Hospitals

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TriPoint Medical Center

Painesville, OH

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

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