Dr. Richard Berkowitz, MD

Dr. Richard Berkowitz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Berkowitz, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Tamarac, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Berkowitz is affiliated with University Hospital and Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs.

University Orthopedic and Joint

7171 N University Dr Ste 100

Tamarac, FL 33321
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Berkowitz "Our practice exists to provide our patients, referral sources, and the community at large with state-of-the-art orthopedic care in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. We accomplish this purpose by serving our patients in a courteous, kind, and professional manner while being responsive to the individual needs of each patient. We encourage our patients to develop a positive, proactive approach toward their orthopedic health by promoting regular preventative orthopedic care, by informing them of treatment and therapy options, and by helping them make the connection between their orthopedic health and their quality of life. The professionals we employ to help them achieve these goals are skilled staff members who are dedicated to helping others achieve optimal orthopedic wellness and enjoyment of life."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis


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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

1 Sanction
  • Disciplinary action in another state (5/25/2004)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Richard David Berkowitz, Lic #MD-054649-L


    The physician was disciplined by the Florida medical board.


    Voluntary surrender of license

    State: Pennsylvania
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • McGill U Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Boston City Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Berkowitz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Berkowitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

University Hospital and Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Berkowitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkowitz to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Berkowitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Berkowitz performed a hip replacement for me 6 weeks ago. After being in pain for many years, I cannot believe how great I feel now. After surgery, the pain was gone! I would recommend Dr. Berkowitz and his staff with heartfelt appreciation!
in Pompano Beach, FL |
almost 2 years now -I had a knee replacement --24/7 pain still -stiff etc/etc. pop pop -pop. no longer his patient.
in Parkland, Florida |
Amazing Doctor! I am 47 years old and recently had a total Hip replacement. The office staff, Rehab department and hospital was great. A wonderful experience. He truly cares.
in Tamarac, FL |
Dr. Berkowitz is professional and kind. That's a rare combo. He explains everything about your condition and about a procedure until you understand. He is patient and nurturing. I had full knee replacement surgery. I am very pleased with the care I received and the results I got. I absolutely recommend him.
in Coconut Creek, FL |
Thank you Dr. Berkowitz for giving my life back. It's 6 weeks from surgery and I'm walking without a cane and swimming everyday. What a comfort Dr. Berkowitz has been to both myself and my husband. He answered all my questions and concerns confidently. His staff and surgery staff are perfect! Thank you again.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Berkowitz accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana

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Hospitals where Dr. Berkowitz has admitting privileges

University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
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