Dr. Bernard Germain, MD

Dr. Bernard Germain, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

13801 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 101

Tampa, FL 33613

Contact Information

(813) 978-1500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

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


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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Med College Va Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Med College Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Med College Va Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Germain has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Germain's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Germain to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Germain's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Palm Harbor |
I have been seeing Dr Germain for ten years. He was a godsend when my rheumatologist in Palm Harbor told me there was not much she could do for me. He referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who replaced both my hips. I continue to see Dr Germain for osteoarthritis in my neck and toes and fingers and I think he is wonderful. He is patient, understanding, thorough and very competent. He is no-nonsense and has a rather dry sense of humor that I find refreshing. I would highly recommend him.
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 accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx

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Hospitals where Dr. Germain has admitting privileges

Florida Hospital Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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