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Richard A. Berkman MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

About Richard A. Berkman

In this video, Dr. Richard Berkman discusses back pain, common causes, how to manage pain and treatment options.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurologic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine
  • Spine, Comprehensive


Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204
980 Professional Park Dr., Suite E
Clarksville, TN 37040
Vanderbilt Health Pleasant View
6536 Highway 41A
Pleasant View, TN 37146


  • English


  • 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

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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.
Everything was good
March 18, 2024
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Dr. Berkman was concerned about my back problem and gave me the pros and cons of correcting
February 26, 2024
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Provider addressed my conserns
February 22, 2024
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February 20, 2024
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February 13, 2024
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Good experience. Seen in a timely manner. Doctor spent ample time with me. Very satisfied.
February 10, 2024
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Dr. Berkman's knowledge, care, & concern are top notch. I feel that he gets to the bottom of what might be going on quickly. I honestly only want him to look after my back & any issues I may have as I go through my older years. Thank you for taking your time to try to figure out what's best for me. Lori Moore
January 29, 2024
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Always the BEST!
January 27, 2024
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Loved this doctor, very caring and thorough.
January 13, 2024
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