Dr. Eric Berkman, MD

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Dr. Eric Berkman, MD
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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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.

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    Bellaire Office5420 West Loop S Ste 450
    Bellaire, TX 77401
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    3.0
    based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)
    Dr. Berkman's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      GOOD
    • Time well spent
      GOOD
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    • Scheduling
      GOOD
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      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (4)
    Sugar Land, TX |
    I am a medical student and had the pleasure of observing under Dr. Berkman. He is definitely a knowledgeable doctor, and always aims to alleviate the concerns of his patients. He is very thorough with his work, and aims to provide the best quality of care to his patients. Additionally, his staff is very friendly and always want the best for Dr. Berkman's patients.
    in Houston, TX |
    Dr. Berkman has performed 3 surgeries on me through the years. I highly recommend him. I consider him to be an excellent physician and a very fine person.
    in Houston, TX |
    Dr.Berkman sent me to foot specialist, MRI because he couldn't pinpoint my pain, lost my medical records during his office move, did not provide physical therapy referral paper although dozen of correspondences took place over THREE MONTHs. More than 1- 1/2 year later, he sent me a bill for his service! I called my insurance and find out when Berkman made his move, he failed to tell me his new affiliation is not in network. How can you do this in the middle of a treatment? Zero trustworthiness
    in Missouri City, TX |
    It is probably rare for orthopedic surgeons to have repeat patients. Dr. Berkman repaired a rotor cuff tear in my left shoulder 13 years ago. When I started having problems with my right shoulder earlier this year, I knew exactly who I wanted to treat it based on my past experience. Now, just 3 months after repairing a complete rotor cuff tear and removing bone spurs from my right shoulder, I am nearly 100% again, and I owe it all to a great surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Berkman.
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    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

    Dr. Berkman's Care Philosophy

    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.

    Dr. Berkman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • 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 Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1991

    • Residency Hospital
      Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1995

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Spine and Trauma Dr. E. Morscher and Dr. Gachter In Basel Switzerland

      Completed in 1995

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Texas / Austin Campus / School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1984

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Fracture Care
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate