Dr. Eric Berkman, MD

Dr. Eric Berkman, MD

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Age 55
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Dr. Eric Berkman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bellaire, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic knee surgery, and more.Read his story

5420 West Loop S Ste 450

Bellaire, TX 77401

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Bell Benefit Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Berkman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Berkman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Berkman "I feel it's very important that I and my staff give 110% to every patient. We spend time with each patient so they feel comfortable to make the right decision for the treatment of their condition. Undergraduate - University of Texas – AustinEducation B.A. Biology / Psychology1984 Postgraduate - University of TexasEducation Health Science Center – San Antonio M.D. Degree1989 Internships - Training Louisiana State UniversityMedical Center – Shreveport Transitional Internship 7/1/89-6/30/9 Louisiana State UniversityMedical Center – Shreveport Orthopaedic Surgery Internship7/1/90-6/30/91 Residencies Louisiana State UniversityMedical Center – ShreveportOrthopaedic Surgery Residency7/1/91-6/30/95 Fellowships Spine and Trauma FellowshipDr. E. Morscher and Dr. Gachter, Baseland St. Gallen, Switzerland 9/4/95 – 10/31/95 Offices Held and Memberships Foundation Surgical Hospital Governing Board 2008 River Oaks Hospital Orthopaedic Trauma Director 2008 Foundation Surgical HospitalOperating Room Committee 2007 Good Samaritan FoundationBoard of Trustees 2004-2008, 2009-2012 Governing BoardRiver Oaks Surgical Center2000-2008 Governing Board ChairmanRiver Oaks Surgical Center 2002-2003 Orthopaedic Section ChairmanMemorial Hermann Hospital Southwest 2005-2006 Infection Control Committee of theMedical Staff of Memorial Southwest Hospital for the year 1998 Head of Trauma Committee Memorial Southwest Hospital1996-1997, 1998-1999 Memorial Family Practice ProgramVolunteer Faculty Memorial Hermann Southwest Orthopedic Service Line Memorial Hermann Southwest Quality Assessment Committee1997-1998-1999 Patient Satisfaction Committee Memorial Southwest Hospital President, House StaffLouisiana State University Medical Center 1990-1994 Outstanding Resident of the Year Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport 1993 Harry Morris AwardLouisiana Orthopaedic Association Resident Competition October, 1993 14th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference Best Resident Paper Shreveport April, 1995 Publications E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: Relationship between Bone Mineral Density and Burst Fracture Load: A Biomechanical Study. Transactions of Orthopaedic Research Society, 19 (2):530, 1994 E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: A Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of the Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture in Human and Canine Specimens. Orthopaedic Transactions, J. Bone Joint Surg., 18 (2) : 517, 1994 E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: A Method to Characterize Burst Fractures. Proceedings of the 1995 Fourteenth Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp 51-52, Apr. 1995 E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan, J.A. Albright: A Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of the Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture in Human and Canine Spines. Submitted for publication E.F. Berkman: The Effect of Unilateral Application of Local Hemostatic Agent in a Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. Sept. 2005 "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Berkman "I feel what makes me unique is that my staff and i give 110 percent to each patient so they feel comfortable to make the right decision for the treatment of their condition. We spend time with each patient, provide videos and literature to address any questions or concerns. I have excellent outcomes after 20 years in private practice in both the conservative and surgical treatment arenas. If I don't feel that i can help a patient with a specific problem that I may not treat, then I will find the right physician to help with the treatment plan. We have over 95 orthopedic surgeons in our group so if I can't help, we will find someone who can."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • University of Texas / Austin Campus / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Spine and Trauma Dr. E. Morscher and Dr. Gachter in Basel Switzerland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Berkman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Berkman's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkman to family and friends
30 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Berkman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Eric Berkman is an excellent Orthopedic Surgeon who takes time to listen to his patients and correctly diagnoses the problem. After surgery, almost all patients are immediately significantly better and are walking out of the operation room the day of.
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Dr. Berkman is one of the most charismatic and intelligent doctors I have had the pleasure of studying under. His years of experience are reflected in his skill, and he always looks out for the patient’s best interest, opting for the most effective and conservative treatment plan possible. He takes...more
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Dr. Berkman is a caring, engaging, knowledgeable, and skillful physician and surgeon. He takes the time to listen to you as a patient, provides resources (videos, literature), and engages you in discussion so that you both can decide on treatment that is best for you. He's got a good sense of humor...more
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I had a pretty complicated situation with tearing my ACL and MCL and Dr. Berkman and his staff went above and beyond to make sure that I was able to get the proper care, surgery, facility and pricing. I do not know what I would have done without Gloria, Dr. Berkman and Dr. Meeks. It has been a...more
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Dr. Berkman has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've seen. He listens to you and truly cares about your questions and concerns. I'd recommend him to everyone!
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