Dr. Gail Bernard, MD

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Dr. Gail Bernard, MD

Ophthalmology | Female

Rapid City Medical Center LLP 2820 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701 Get Directions
(605) 342-3280

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Care Philosophy

I believe in treating my patient, not just their eyes. Each patient is unique and I treat them that way. My staff and I try to create a friendly atmosphere to provide the best care for my patients.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bernard to family and friends
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based on 6 total surveys
Key Survey Insights
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Bernard
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Bernard's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (6)
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Our vision at RCMC is to build strong, lifelong relationships with our patients. Your comments help our entire staff to learn what our patients appreciate and deserve.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Presbyterian St Lukes Transitional Year, Denver, Co

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Colorado, Denver, Co

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of South Dakota

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in South Dakota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Bernard's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Bernard

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. Bernard's Care Philosophy

I believe in treating my patient, not just their eyes. Each patient is unique and I treat them that way. My staff and I try to create a friendly atmosphere to provide the best care for my patients.

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Dr. Bernard says...

Thank you for your comments.  We realize how important your feedback is to our continued improvement and success. 

Our vision at RCMC is to build strong, lifelong relationships with our patients. Your comments help our entire staff to learn what our patients appreciate and deserve.

We want to maintain your trust and confidence, so when you refer your family and friends you will have no doubt that they will receive the same dedication and respect that you have to come to expect from us.

Thank you for allowing Rapid City Medical Center to participate in your healthcare.

Jennifer Hanson

Customer Service Manager

Rapid City Medical Center