Dr. Richard D. Berkowitz, MD

Dr. Richard D. Berkowitz, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 53 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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based on 38 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Berkowitz
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (38)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (37)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (38)
Dr. Berkowitz's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (38)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (38)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (38)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (33)
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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.
Pompano Beach, FL |
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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Berkowitz has received 1 sanction

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

      NATURE OF COMPLAINT

      The physician was disciplined by the Florida medical board.

      ACTION TAKEN

      Voluntary surrender of license

    • State: Pennsylvania
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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Hahnemann University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    McGill U Hlth Ctr

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Boston City Hospital

    Completed in 1990

    Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Rochester

    Graduated in 1984

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

    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) delivers continuing medical education to orthopedic surgeons focused on the latest operative techniques, procedures, advanced devices, and improvements in patient care. Physicians affiliated with ICJR are committed to offering patients the best treatment options available today

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Berkowitz's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Berkowitz

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Berkowitz's Care Philosophy

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.