Dr. Blake Berman, DO

Dr. Blake Berman, DO

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 62

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Telehealth services available

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(442) 274-0568

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Dr. Blake Berman, DO is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Berman to book an appointment.

Office Hours

705 E Ohio Ave Escondido, CA 92025

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Southern California Institute of Neurological Surgery

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So CA Inst Neurological Surgery705 E Ohio Ave Escondido, CA 92025
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    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Dr. Berman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Berman

3.2

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  • Listened & answered questions (8)
  • Staff friendliness (8)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Office environment (3)
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I L<3VE L<3VE Dr. Berman !!! He is an amazing, kind, and passionate Dr. He is also present and composed at ALL times. I had level 7-9 constant daily pain for a year and a half. Dr. Berman is GOD SENT. His expertise produced MRI, CT Scan, Nerve Conduction Test, Acupuncture and Surgery in 6 months flat, in spite of COVID 19 Pandemic. Dr. Berman gained my trust with his uncanny realness and depth of character. Thank you Dr. Berman God Bless You. My procedure was L4 L5 ALIF Posterior Decompression and Stabilization Laminectomy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Compassionate Expert Highly Recommend – Nov 23, 2020
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Dr. Berman told me that I needed to have lumbar fusion on L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1. He performed the surgery and it took 6 hours. Following the surgery which looked great on an XRay, I began to have major problems with my nerves on the left side. I have lost most of the feeling in my right foot, most of my leg, balance is extremely bad and dizziness mixed with the loss of balance has caused me to fall many times, even using a cane. Also, Sciatica is bad. None of these I had prior to his surgery. I had terrible pain my lower back but no problems with my legs or balance or neuropathy, except for some minor peripheral neuropathy. This surgery instead of improving my life and taking me off opioids did exactly the opposite and has made my life 100% worse. Dr. Berman left Palm Springs and yet he had promised me to take care of everything. I don't believe he feels any remorse or responsibility.
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Scott Ogden – Aug 09, 2020
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Dr. Berman is awesome, very attentive and professional. He put me at ease about the decision to have the surgical procedure. I am very satisfied with his care.
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
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No results
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Rhonda Brooks in Oceanside, CA – Dec 06, 2019
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My husband had back surgery and this Doctor is the best in all areas. But he was so kind and respectfully and made time to speak to us clearly as to what was going on. Most Doctors come in and out but he took the time he showed us he really cared. And when you go though major back surgery its so hard you need someone who takes the time to care. We will forever be grateful and we pray GODs blessing on this man and his family.
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Alfonso in Palm Springs, CA – Apr 08, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Berman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Berman treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berman treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Berman treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berman treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Berman treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Berman's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Berman accepts the following insurance:

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Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
SmartCare HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Blake Berman is a board certified and fellowship trained Neurosurgeon. Prior to joining SCINS he served as the Section Chief of Neurosurgery, Director...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Education

2002
Western University of Health Sciences
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Blake Berman, DO?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (442) 274-0568, and for other questions, call (760) 489-9490.

Does Dr. Blake Berman, DO offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Blake Berman, DO accepting new patients?

Dr. Blake Berman, DO generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Berman's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Blake Berman, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Blake Berman, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Berman frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Spine Fractures, Traumatic, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Berman treats.

Where is Dr. Blake Berman, DO's office located?

Dr. Berman's office is located at 705 E Ohio Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Berman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average