Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(47)
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Dr. Richard Berkman, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

719 Thompson Ln Ste 23108

Nashville, TN 37204

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Berkman "I am committed to caring for my patients with compassion and clinical excellence. My mission is to provide patients with superior care and minimum hassle so that they can return to an excellent quality of life."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • General Surgery--Vanderbilt
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Neurosurgery--Vanderbilt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Spine Surgery--Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Berkman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Berkman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkman to family and friends
3.4
based on 47 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Berkman's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Gallatin, TN |
I was refered to this doctor. I never saw the doctor but saw his "assistant". I was having back pain. His "assistant" would not order xrays and prescribed only physical therapy. This pain got worse so I went to see another doctor who did order an xray and perscribed anti-inflamitories. I found out...more
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in Clarksville, TN |
When I met Dr Berkman he was very polite and well spoken. I trusted him right away. He kept at it until he found what was supposed to be my problem. I had surgery but I'm still experiencing pain. I'm left with no answers to why that is and I'm about to seek a second opinion unfortunately. My...more
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in Bowling Green Ky. |
Dr. Berkman has excellent credentials, however, the only time I saw him was when he came into the exam room and shook my hand and told me who he was, then left. Dr. Berkman's assistant however was extremely rude on both visits, did not care to have you explain any symptoms, and seemed to only want...more
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in Hendersonville, TN |
Great Doctor who explained my MRI results and also showed me the results. I would highly recommend him !!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Berkman accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO

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Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
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Nashville, TN 37236
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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Sumner Regional Medical Center
555 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
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Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville
651 Dunlop Ln
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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