Dual board-certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Philip Bernstein has been practicing medicine in the Sacramento area since 1977. In addition to general otolaryngology, Dr. Bernstein specializes in facial aesthetic surgery and incorporates both specialties into the evaluation and treatment of his patients. He is highly trained in and knowledgeable of airway and sinus disease is able to incorporate his expertise in these areas into his aesthetic rhinoplasty practice. Dr. Bernstein has a wealth of experience in the surgical correction of the aging face and neck offers a full range of services in the management of these areas, including state -of –the- art laser aesthetic services. He has a gift for achieving the most natural and aesthetically pleasing results possible, always taking into account the balance and proportion of the patient's face. Also, Dr. Bernstein has an additional clinical interest in obstructive airway disease, including the evaluation and management of sleep disorders. In addition, he currently serves on the membership committee for the Sacramento County Society for Medical Improvement, and is the past President for the Sacramento Society of Otolaryngologists and Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Bernstein received both his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He then immigrated to the United States to complete his surgical internship followed by a surgical residency at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He then completed his residency in otolaryngology and his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bernstein is Fellow of the American Academy of Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is affiliated with Mercy General and Sutter Community Hospitals.
Dr. Bernstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Bernstein's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Chronic Adenoid Infection
Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Conductive Hearing Loss
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hearing Loss Due to Noise
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Oral and-or Facial Cleft
Outer Ear Infection
Salivary Gland Diseases
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
Cochlear Implant Insertion
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Pretoria, South Africa
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University Of Pretoria, Faculty Of Health Sciences, School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
University Ca Davis Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed
University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Bernstein has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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