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Dr. Richard Berkson, MD

Dr. Richard Berkson, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 72

  

Dr. Richard Berkson, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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(562) 595-4718

Dr. Berkson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Berkson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Thyroid Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berkson treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Berkson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Berkson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Preventive Care
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

There's more to medicine than just science. Diseases may be the same, but they affect each patient differently. I enjoy getting to know my patients, and it helps me to treat them better.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1977
UCLA Center Health Scis
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Fell Joslin Clin
Residency Hospital
1975
University Program
Residency Hospital
1973
University Program
Internship Hospital
1972
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
1977
1976
1975
1973
1972

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Berkson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Berkson

3.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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(10)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12.5%
(2)
1 Star
25%
(4)

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Dr. Berkson was extremely informative and attentive in explaining my condition to me. Dr. Berkson will go the distance in making sure you receive the right care.
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Wonderful and intelligent Doctor. Changed my medication plan and I have never felt better.
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Dr. Berkson is a wonderful physician! Not only is he easy to talk to, he is kind and thorough. He answered all of my questions and concerns and treated me like a family member without trying to rush me out the door. Yes, it may be difficult to make an appt (busy, busy phones) and the office is...Read More
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I have visited Dr. Berkson twice in the last 3 years. Both times I was unimpressed. I developed a plan with one of his associates and to my surprise I had to deal with him while the other doctor was out on leave. He completely dismissed the plan and basically through a bunch on information at me....Read More
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Type 1 diabetic: Didn't listen to heart. Didn't look into eyes. Didn't check feet. Didn't check skin condition. Farmed everything out to another nurse or doctor. He just sat in his chair.
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