Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, MD

Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

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Harbor Neurosurgical Associates
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2016 Five Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hershkowitz to family and friends
3.6
based on 51 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Hershkowitz
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (50)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (50)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Hershkowitz's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (49)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (49)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (49)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (44)
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in Port Charlotte, FL |
I owe so much to Dr. Hershkowitz, for he literally put my life back together because of an accident that caused me to incur an internal decapitation this past May. I was -so blessed- to have been referred to him for this very serious problem. Dr. Hershkowitz was very direct (which my wife and I totally appreciated) about what was going on. Dr. H. had a plan.... and we knew that we had the right surgeon. I will be -forever- indebted to this man! Forever! .... and, to his wonderful staff !!
in Brooksville Florida |
I love him his done a great job
in Punta Gorda, FL |
For this appointment he doesn't show much concern on anything. He went very quick. It seemed like he was in some kind of rush. Yes, he has lot patients, but he needs to spend more time with each patient. Also, show more concern to the patient, & the family.
in Punta Gorda, FL |
Was very knowledgeable about multiple shunts since I needed to have 3 all together put in over a 5 year time span. Kept me up on my progress and any new advances there were in the field concerning shunts.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 3
    Board Actions

    Dr. Hershkowitz has 3 board actions

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    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (1/2/2013)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Dr. Douglas Mark Hershkowitz; License # ME85239; Case # 2010-11481; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician previously on 02-16-2012 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine. ACTION TAKEN-Obligations Satisfied
    • State: Florida
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (6/26/2012)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Dr. Douglas M. Hershkowitz, License # MD042964L

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken in another state.

      Action Taken:

      The physician shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $2,500.00.

    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (2/16/2012)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Florida
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Hahnemann University Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Hahnemann University Hospital

    Completed in 1994

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Hershkowitz has no awards or honors listed.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Hershkowitz's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Hershkowitz

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Hershkowitz's Care Philosophy

Treating the total patient not just the disease