Dr. Richard Berkson, MD

Dr. Richard Berkson, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o
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Dr. Richard Berkson, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Long Beach, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Berkson is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center.

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1868 Pacific Ave

Long Beach, CA 90806
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Kaiser Permanente

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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.
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Dr. Berkson's Experience

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Dr. Berkson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Retina Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berkson to family and friends
3.7
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
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
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Long Beach, CA |
Wonderful and intelligent Doctor. Changed my medication plan and I have never felt better.
in Long Beach |
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 small and an older building, however, Dr. Berkson is worth the wait!
in Long Beach, CA |
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. The end result was I either take a lower dose of medication and wait, which i have been doing since March, or go see someone else. I chose someone else.
Long Beach, CA |
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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Dr. Berkson accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LACare
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Berkson has admitting privileges

St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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