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Dr. Gail Bernard, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Female · Age 49

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Dr. Bernard

Rapid City Medical Center

2820 Mount Rushmore Rd Rapid City, SD 57701

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Dr. Gail Bernard, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rapid City, SD and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.


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Dr. Bernard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
American Republic
Assurant Health
Avera
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
HealthPartners
Humana
Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
NGS CoreSource
Optima Health
Commercial PPO
Sanford Health Plan
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
Tricare PPO
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare PPO

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Dr. Bernard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernard treats Eyelid Disorders more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Bernard treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Graves' Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernard treats Graves' Disease more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Bernard treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

Thyroid Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernard treats Thyroid Disease more than 69% of her peers

Dr. Bernard treats this condition more than 69% of her peers

Dr. Bernard's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratitis
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bernard

4.4

Based on 7 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Gail Bernard, MD
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When I was first diagnosed with glaucoma, Dr. Bernard performed four laser procedures (over almost a year) to reduce my interocular pressures in both eyes. With her treatment and following her prescription for drops at night and early morning, my IO pressures have dropped from 30+ to the normal range of 13. She had a significant role in saving my sight, and with my recent diagnosis of cataracts I trust her completely and without reservation. As a fine art landscape photographer, I need my eyes!
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
University Colorado, Denver, Co
Residency Hospital
1997
Presbyterian St Lukes Transitional Year, Denver, Co
Internship Hospital
1996
Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
Medical School
1992
University Of South Dakota
Undergraduate School
2000
1997
1996
1992

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Fall River Hospital

Hot Springs, SD

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

92% Patient experience rating, 23% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)