Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD

Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD

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Vascular Neurology  |  
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50 y/o
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Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD is a vascular neurology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 20-100

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Thrombosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bernstein ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "
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Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Stroke Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Cornell University Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bernstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bernstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bernstein to family and friends
2.5
based on 6 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bernstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Bernstein is a brilliant scientist and a meticulous physician. He is heavily involved in research and is not a physician who holds patients hands but he is clearly committed to their care. I am a former biomedical scientist with advanced degrees and can communicate with Dr, Bernstein at a level that demands little of his time. If your problem is potentially dangerous you may be willing to see someone on top of their game who is not a good hand holder.
in Chicago, IL |
K.. Breier - Dr. Bernstein has been my Dr. for 10 years @ NWestern knowledgeable, but has the worst Bedside Manner & that is what matters most to Patients. Lacks communication with his patients, shows no compassion, too opinionated needs to come down off of the high horse & relate to his patients, shows no empathy, no caring, Compassion for his patients. Been trying to contact him for 5 days & no call back that shows Unprofessionalism on his part, time to get a New Dr.
Menasha, WI |
I traveled from 3 hours away for an expert opinion from a vascular neurologist on 2 possible cryptogenic strokes, but found Dr. Bernstein to be rather blunt, a tad offensive, and strongly opinionated but based little on medical research. He did take his time, but really was not what I had expected, but I admit my expectations were high based on his resume. The consult was not very helpful.
in Chicago, IL |
Good diagnostician, people skills are tremendously lacking. He showed a lack of caring, compassion and empathy after the initial diagnosis. Telling someone to get used to excruciating pain is unacceptable. This comment does not help a patient deal with a serious medical problem.
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Dr. Bernstein accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Bernstein has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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