Dr. Gerald Berke, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(23)
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Dr. Gerald Berke, MD
Dr. Gerald Berke, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Berke is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

200 Ucla Medical Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Dr. Gerald Berke, MD

Dr. Gerald Berke, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vocal Cord Paralysis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
58

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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Procedures

  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • L A Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ucla Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Berke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Berke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berke to family and friends
2.6
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Berke's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Los Angeles, CA |
I found Dr. Berke and his staff fantastic. Always on time and no waiting for 45 minutes to get in for an appointment. They were accommodating and pleasant when making appointments. He took the time to explain answers to the questions I had and never made me feel like he was rushed or trying to get me out the door. Believed that he listened to concerns and addressed prior to moving forward. I felt follow-up in the hospital with both he and his staff was handled well. I would recommend!
in Beverly Hills |
I had a terrible experience with Dr. Berke! Don't be fooled by his credentials! Not only does he have a poor bedside manner, he was unable to diagnose the simplest of problems: allergies (which I actually suggested to him might be the problem). After being in and out of his offices for months (he even sent me for voice therapy), one of his staffers recommended surgery. I got a second opinion and appropriate diagnosis and have not had any problem in the three or four years since.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Phenomenal Dr. He is above and beyond the best in his field. He takes the cases no one else can deal with.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I chose Dr Burke because he's a department head at UCLA, so he must be really good, or so I thought. I couldn't have been more WRONG. I have chronic tonsillitis, both my tonsils are always swollen with white spots on them. It's kind of disgusting, aside from who knows what implications for my health. Burke didn't recommend anything, told me to take anti acid meds (I don't have heartburn). A few months later my tonsils are still infected. My insurance co-pay for the visit was $750 be. Stay away!!
New York, NY |
Whatever you do, do NOT go to this guy for SLAD vocal cord surgery. It's been two years and my voice still sounds like a kazoo. Don't do it!! Go to Andrew Goldstone at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, if you need to have the surgery done.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Berke is the best in his field. If he's not your own doctor, you should seek his opinion before moving forward with any type of complex surgery pertaining to the head and neck. He is known internationally with good reason and is deserving of high praise & respect.
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Berke misdiagnosed me telling me to go on prescription antacids for reflux he said to do this for 3 months. I did not because the medication made me feel sick after 3 weeks of taking medication that i did not need. I went to another ENT that found a lump when he scoped my throat again (Berke had also scoped my throat and missed it?) It turned out to be a cancerous tumor that I had removed surgically. I would tell everyone to avoid this doctor at all cost!
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Dr. Berke accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Berke has admitting privileges

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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