Dr. Bernard Germain, MD


Rheumatology | Male

BERNARD F GERMAIN MD PA 13801 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 101 Tampa, FL 33613 Get Directions
Dr. Bernard Germain, MD

Dr. Bernard Germain, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Germain is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and Florida Hospital Tampa.

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Dr. Germain's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in tampa, fl |
This doctor is probably the rudest I've ever seen. He made me not even want to find out the issue. He would give no explanations and leave you hanging. I wouldn't recommend him to the person on the street. He treats his staff terribly which is really why they are so rude because they are so stressed.
in Tampa, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Germain for over 10 years. You may have to wait a while to see him. The reason, is that he takes his time to evaluate and answers all your questions. He cares for all his patients. He does not rush to get to the next patient. The staff is great also.
in Tampa, FL |
Do not waste you're time and money here, because that's all you'll do. They charged me over 400 dollars out of pocket just to send me out for labs and films, on top of those facilities charges for those services. The staff is the most unprofessional and rude clinic staff I've ever dealt with. They never answer the phone, threaten to put me in collections on the first call, and Jennifer is always texting behind the desk when a patient comes up, and she doesn't stop until she's good and ready.
in Tampa, FL |
The doctor would not answer my direct questions instead chose to answer in his doctors notes which I had to go to my primary doctor to get him to read to me. If he would have talked to me I would have provided important information that may have changed his answer. I don't know was my #1 answer received my #2 was I can give you a drug to help with that but I don't recommend it. VERY DISAPPOINTED!
Tampa, FL |
Terrible experience- actually started going to a doctor 2 hours away just because it was so bad. He was not very helpful in suggesting new things for my arthritis as well as was not very good at answering questions or any concerns that I had.
in Tampa, Fl |
He was very thorough in his examination. Explained everything in detail
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Dr. Germain's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1966

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Va Hospital

    Completed in 1967

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Va Hospital

    Completed in 1972

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Med College Va Hospital

    Completed in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection