Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(47)
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Dr. Richard Berkman, MD
Dr. Richard Berkman, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Berkman is affiliated with Sumner Regional Medical Center, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery, Saint Thomas West Hospital, Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

719 Thompson Ln Ste 23108

Nashville, TN 37204

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Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Dr. Richard Berkman, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Berkman's Experience

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Dr. Berkman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
46

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • 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
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • 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)
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 that I had a compression fracture on the L1 verterbrae. My advice to you is steer clear of Vanderbilt Medical Staff.
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 experience with his assistant is she is rude and uncaring!!! I don't know if I would recommend Dr Berkman or not!! I'm still having pain after surgery!!!
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 to tell me and my fiancée how highly educated she was. She also was very argumentative when I was explaining problems from my past treatments, because once again, she knew more than anyone.
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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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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Hospitals where Dr. Berkman has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
2011 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
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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