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 specialist in Tamarac, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, non-surgical orthopedics, and more.

University Orthopedic and Joint

7171 N University Dr Ste 100

Tamarac, FL 33321
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

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

Dr. Berkowitz'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. 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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9  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • 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)
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
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32  Procedures

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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

Dr. Berkowitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkowitz to family and friends
43 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Berkowitz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Patient Comments (6)

I was suffering from avascular necrosis & wasn’t able to walk. Excruciating pain. Dr Berkowitz was recommended. I was instantly impressed & his scheduling nurse jumped through hoops to get me cleared for surgery, including getting me in the very next day with a primary care doctor. Once cleared I...more
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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!
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almost 2 years now -I had a knee replacement --24/7 pain still -stiff etc/etc. pop pop -pop. no longer his patient.
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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.
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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...more
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