Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Richard Berkman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from New York University in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

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
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Berkman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Berkman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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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21  Procedures

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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkman to family and friends
49 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (17)

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 (6)

I came from Alabama to see Dr Berkman over 2 hour drive and it was well worth the drive. He is very down to earth and takes the time to explain things to you. It would be nice if more doctors would be like this maybe then people would not be so frustrated with the medical field. Thank you Dr...more
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Dr.Berkman is very disrespectful and patient is always in the wrong.
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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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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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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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