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Dr. Matthew Kern, MD

Dr. Matthew Kern, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 57


Dr. Matthew Kern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(850) 462-5748

Dr. Kern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Spondylosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kern treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Low Back Pain more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kern treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kern treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Kern treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Kern's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Matthew B. Kern is a board certified neurosurgeon who has been in practice for 17 years His is skilled in general neurosurgery and specializes in complex spinal procedures, the surgical treatment of brain tumors as well as the treatment of trauma...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1994
UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
Residency Hospital
1992
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship Hospital
1990
UMDNJ NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
Internship Hospital
1989
UMDNJ/SOM
Medical School
1983
Hamilton
Undergraduate School
1997
1994
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1989
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kern

3.6

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
60.46511627906977%
(26)
4 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
3 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
(1)
2 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
(1)
1 Star
30.232558139534884%
(13)

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i had a microdesctomy and i dont think i could have had a better doctor. thumbs up thank you doctor kern
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Dr. Kearn may be a good surgeon, the jury is still out. This man has "0" bedside manner. Unfortunately for his patients he's too old to change his behavior. If you expect more than 1% empathy from him, you may be disappointed. On the other hand, his staff is nice and professional and West Florida...Read More
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Best there is. PERIOD
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Very rude and no bedside manners. Staff is just as bad as he is. Would definitely not recommend this guy to anyone.
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The experience with this doctor and his staff had been absolutely horrible. Once you let this guy do surgery on you , he’s done. Aftercare is almost nonexistent and follow ups are extremely unwelcome. Paperwork and medical records not documented correctly. Not Recommend!
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