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Richard A. Berkman MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
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  • 407 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Neurologic Surgery
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    Neurological Surgery
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    Spine, Comprehensive

Locations (3)

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204
980 Professional Park Dr., Suite E
Clarksville, TN 37040

Programs and Clinics


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  • Doctor of Medicine - New York University, 1987
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1988
  • Research Fellowship - National Institutes of Health, 1992
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Fellowship - Emory University, 1994

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1998

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I'm thankful I found a dr. from Vanderbilt & I have been suffering arthritis and...
March 24, 2021
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I would recommend to anyone. so often it seems clinics run people in and out! this doctor took time and I so appreciated this
March 18, 2021
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Both the nurse and the doctor gave me ample opportunity to describe my symptoms and the events leading up to me having to see the doctor. The doctor explained what he believes is going on and expressed his desire to have an MRI done and then fully make a joint informed decision. I appreciated the doctors demeanor, knowledge and how he dealt with me and the problems I face with my back.
March 17, 2021
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Dr. Berkman is a wonderful doctor.
March 12, 2021
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March 11, 2021
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I really felt like he judged me before the doctor ever met me. I felt like he looked down on me for meds. I admit - he lacked compassion & seemed conceited.
March 5, 2021
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Dr Berkham is amazing. He truly cares about his patients and I'm thankful for that!
March 4, 2021
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I was so impressed w the time taken to explain and show me my images. very impressed and encouraged!
Februray 24, 2021
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AT the beginning of the visit *Dr. B_____ quickly explained that he had just recovered from COVID-19 and was out for two weeks... professional. We the proceeded with a brief but to the point visit/consult.
January 6, 2021
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