Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, MD

Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

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Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Punta Gorda, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Harbor Neurosurgical Associates

517 Tamiami Trl

Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hershkowitz "Treating the total patient not just the disease"

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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32  Procedures

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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

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  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, MD
This Doctor crippled me ! He should not be allowed to practice medicine. I went in to see him and within a few seconds he told me what was wrong and was scheduling me for surgery. I went to another Neurosurgeon at Tampa General that told me (after doing more tests and xrays + my MRI) that Dr....Read More
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Frederick in FL – Aug 04, 2018
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This man and his team are fantastic. I couldnt ask for a better doctor. He dedicates himself like no other. His PA is outstanding, love her to death. I would highly recommend him.
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KIMBERLY GUENTHER in Port Charlotte, FL – Jul 12, 2018
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Dr. Hershkowitz and Melissa are the best. Had my second next fusion 3 years ago. Never felt better. December 17 had my lumbar surgery. Felt 100% better after surgery. Not feeling so well no April of 18. He tries all resources before surgery. Great doctor who really cares!! Melissa is also a very...Read More
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Joe Sargent in Port Charlotte, Florida – Apr 03, 2018
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Gotta give a shout out to this guy. Was having excruciating right leg sciatica to the point I could hardly walk. He got me admitted and treated immediately and after 2 days I was recovered to the point I could continue to recover at home. He is a very straight forward compassionate guy and his...Read More
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Martha Sweitzer in Port Charlotte – Nov 24, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr hershkowitz since 2013 I was in a wheelchair for 6 months and then I was in a walker he has been so patient with me Melissa and Dr hershkowitz are amazing people their staff is very friendly. My first impression of Dr hershkowitz was not that great but he will definitely warm...Read More
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Michelle Mattiocco in Port charlotte – Sep 07, 2017
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