Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in vascular neurology and neurology.

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Dr. Bernstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernstein treats Thrombosis more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernstein treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernstein treats Cerebral Artery Thrombosis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • 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)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • 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

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 


  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology


University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Cornell University Medical College
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD
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Excellent experience. Impressed with Dr. Bernstein ‘s knowledge and expertise in his field. Thankful for the time he took allowing me to ask questions and making me feel like he was not rushed to do anything else but check on me.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

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