Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD

Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 50

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Telehealth services available

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(720) 764-6604

Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Sky Ridge Medical Center and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bernardini to book an appointment.

Locations

Metro Denver Pain Management, PLLC

Erik Mathys, D.D.S., P.c.6950 E Belleview Ave Ste 300 Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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MD Pain

Parker11960 Lioness Way Ste 130 Parker, CO 80134
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Bernardini's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bernardini

2.8

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
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Totally unsatisfactory. Had a low back procedure with this provider and I found out what he was doing when I was laying on the table. Found him on the internet. Early reviews were good by others, but I woulld not recommend him or the practice to others. Changed to this provider because my earlier provider moved to Golden. Had relief from my other povider surgery that was almost immediate and continued for a long term. Here it is 30+ days post procedure and there is no relief. Have problems now with balance, leg pain and walking. Worst now than before the MD Pain procedure. Had a shoulder issue that I will not let Dr. Bernadini touch. Went back to my earlier provider and had the shouder procedure done there even though it was done in Golden, a longer distance from my home. Pre-procedure waiting room was too chaotic.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Bernardini is both my husband and my pain management doctor. We have complete trust in his care. He listens to us and treats us with respect and caring. He does not rush us through. We have met with him in person and also via telemedicine. He genuinely wants to solve, to the best of his ability, our pain problems. My husband has suffered with severe head nerve pain for 12 years and Dr. Bernardini does not stop trying to give my husband relief. I have lower back nerve pain for 3 years and am about to have an ablation performed by Dr. Bernardini. He answers all our questions and calms any and all our concerns. We recommend him highly. His staff is courteous and extremely helpful.
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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Pamela and Steven Yacovetta – Mar 09, 2021
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Dr. Bernardini's treatments are fantastic. He has been treating me for 4 years. He has performed a number of bilateral Radiofrequency Ablations (RFA) on my neck and low back (C2-C5 and L4-S1) for daily moderate/severe pain due to degenerative disc disease (DDD). I have recommended him to multiple friends and neighbors during that time. An RFA lasts me 12-15 months (because the nerves regenerate over time), so he does 4 procedures once a year and his PA is also fantastic! I have had 5 other pain management docs over the last 20 years, and he is the first one that has found the right combination of treatments that decrease my daily pain to the point where I am fully functional. I still have daily pain to some extent, but it's usually below a pain score of 3. After 30 years of chronic pain, and months at a time that were a daily 7+ that's completely manageable.
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DS – Nov 11, 2020
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I can't believe it just happened! My husband was referred to this clinic and couldn't wait to get his epidural shot to relieve the pain. When he heard the nurse talking about the shot he had asked if they'd look into MRI, because they had the wrong spine level to be injected. He told that to the Dr. too and asked him to check the MRI. When he came out of anesthesia, he realized that they still did the shot to the wrong level. Horrible! You have to listen to your patients if you called the Dr.
What went well
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No results
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Natalya in Parker, CO – Mar 29, 2019
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I am very impressed with Dr. Bernadini‘s attention to detail and overall demeanor. I’ve been dealing with back pain for years, and many doctors seem to try to get you in and out of there as fast as they can. Not the case with Dr. B - I had 2 spinal epidurals with him and one other appointment, and can say with confidence that he genuinely seems to care about getting me better, and his nurses were great.
What went well
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No results
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Dan Shikiar in Englewood, CO – Dec 14, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Bernardini by my PCP touted as “The Doctor’s Doctor” which speaks volumes. I have been a patient for over 2 years and found him to be a consummate professional who is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and one who cares about his patients. He really takes his time to “listen” to me and has made a difference in my quality of life as a result of his diagnosis and proactive treatment plan. I highly recommend Dr. Bernardini without hesitation.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Shawn OBrien in Centennial, CO – Aug 16, 2018
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I thought this doctor had an excellent attitude. He is the first doctor that even looked at my fusion screws. But don't go to this doctor if you are only looking for pain meds. He does NOT do that. He actually spent more than 3 minutes with me! I'm not a person that likes doctors either. So for me to rate him at 5 stars is very significant. If you need help, he will help you. If you don't need help, don't take up his time. I think his previous reviews were from disgruntled "doctor shop
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
4 people found this helpful
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Rita Winter in Thornton, CO – May 08, 2018
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Finally a doctor who’s best interest is the patient! Dr. B is not only a good listener, but he offers new treatments for chronic, long-standing, spinal disorders (in my case) which other doctors did not offer me. I highly recommend him.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Maria Dolores in Longmont, CO – May 02, 2018
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Dr. Bernardini took the time to read the reports of MRIs and of genetic testing that show my polymorphisms which make prescribing NSAIDs and common narcotics for me a nightmare. I just moved to Colorado and assumed the pain management medications I take for chronic pain would be continued. My new PCP sent me to Dr Bernardini; he is satisfied with my pain management. His concern for my cervical spine led him to order another MRI so that a neurosurgeon can perform surgery ASAP. He cared about me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 01, 2018
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After a few visits I cancelled my contract. 1. Personal/ serious obstacles are prevailing to justify the smug, impersonal coldness of this "Health Professional" or 2. The ability to fully understand, empathize and respond impartial without the display of irritation and frustration may perhaps be unattainable for Dr. B. Whatever the underlining matter may be, I hope for the sake of future patients as well as Dr. B, the patient/doctor relationship will consist of less acrimony and more compassion.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Castle Rock – Jan 30, 2018
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Very unprofessional, sarcastic & rude!
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Jun 13, 2017
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This is the most Unprofessional Mickey Mouse OPERATION I have ever been to. My first 2 appointments they left me sitting in the room for 1 hour both times and changed my appointment time twice on me. The 3rd and final time my appointment was at 4:30, they called 3 days before and changed it to 4:20. Mind you the appointment was made 30 days out. I showed up at 4:25, 5 minutes late and they turned me away. Not only did I not get to see the Dr to get my pain Meds refilled but no new appt. "A JOKE"
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Englewood, CO – Apr 05, 2017
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Dr. Bernadini does not seem to be in the business of pain management, but causing pain. He did a spinal nerve ablation on my daughter WITH NO PAIN KILLER or anesthetic. She now has trauma, nightmares and is about to go into therapy. He is arrogant and not at all empathetic or caring. Skip this one.
What went well
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No results
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Arvada, CO – Dec 04, 2016
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After 12 months, horrible back surgery. Dr said I was disabled for life. When he moved to new location, it costs him more, I had Medicaid, he dropped me. With no referral. Could of cared less. Money talks. It's been a nightmare, finding someone to take over PM..... 5 impinged nerves ...stenosis,,. Fusion and scar tissue that is blocking the nerves after surgery.., nerve chronic pain going down inside of legs , difficult to walk.... CAN ?.specialized doctors abandon patients? Always compliant.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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dropped for more $$ after a year in Colorado Springs, CO – Aug 31, 2016
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I had sciatica from my back all the way down my right leg. I had been incapacitated for two months when Dr. Bernadini put me in Swedish Hospital on two different occasions and gave me shots. It completely gave me my life back! I would certainly recommend him to anyone!
What went well
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Carolyn Sue Bearden in Castle Pines, CO – Jul 14, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. B for almost two years, and I can't say enough about him. He takes time to really understand my specific issues, he is very knowledgeable about various treatment options, and he's very skilled at what he does. I've had several procedures.Mine is a very complicated case, but Dr. B never gave up, never brushed me off as a hopeless case, and shows compassion every time. What's more, when I mention to my other docs who my pain doc is, they all rave that he's their favorite!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Ryan B. in Littleton, CO – Jan 16, 2016
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He was proud of his work and confident which was what I was looking for in a Doctor. He also said if you were my sister this is what I would hope you do. That meant everything to me.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Who Cares in Castle Rock, CO – Jan 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bernardini's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernardini treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernardini treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernardini treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernardini treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernardini treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernardini treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernardini's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Bernardini accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Balanced-VA PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
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Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
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Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
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Colorado PPO
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CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold Colorado PPO
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Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
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HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
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HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
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HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Healthy Virginian
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
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Option I-VA
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Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Bon Secours Neuroscience Center for Pain Management, the largest comprehensive pain management center in Hampton Roads, has been caring for patients...Read more

Biography

Dr. Bernardini specializes in comprehensive pain management utilizing both interventional and non-interventional techniques to treat patients suffering...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
2000
David Grant Medical Center - 60th Medical Group
Internship Hospital
1992
University of New Hampshire
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD?

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Does Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bernardini frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bernardini treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Bernardini, MD's office located?

Dr. Bernardini's office is located at 6950 E Belleview Ave Ste 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, CO

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Denver, CO

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Swedish Medical Center

Englewood, CO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)