Dr. Richard Berkson, MD

Dr. Richard Berkson, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
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71 y/o
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Dr. Richard Berkson, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and endocrinology & metabolism.

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1868 Pacific Ave

Long Beach, CA 90806
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hypoglycemia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Berkson'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. Berkson "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."

2  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism

3  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

48  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Preventive Care

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Berkson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Berkson's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkson to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Berkson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (5)

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...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....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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