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Richard Alan Berkman, MD


Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

4.6 4.6 160 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Neurologic Surgery
Neurological Surgery
Spine, Comprehensive

Board Certificates

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1998


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


Vanderbilt Spine Center Gallatin
Vanderbilt Neurosurgery
300 Steam Plant Road
Suite 300
Gallatin, TN 37066

980 Professional Park Drive
Suite E
Clarksville, TN 37040

Vanderbilt Spine Center
Vanderbilt Spine Center
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I like my doctor, he really takes time with me and explains things I don't understand .
Patient | October 16, 2018

Patient | October 9, 2018

I would highly recommend Dr Berkman
Patient | October 9, 2018

I respect and am very impressed with Dr Berkman's knowledge and expert advice. He does move a bit fast in his appointments but does explain well what treatment is needed and what problems I have as a patient. Also the treatment needed.
Patient | September 1, 2018

my care provider is excellent.
Patient | August 19, 2018

No medications, referral to a different specialist.
Patient | August 7, 2018

I would recommend Dr. Berkman to anyone/everyone.
Patient | August 2, 2018

I was seen for 5 mins. maybe, showed my MRI, no surgery needed, shook my hand and said I would be referred to CPS. 9. 5 mins., very rushed.
Patient | June 21, 2018

Like I said before, once this provider knew that they were not available or delayed in treating me, I should have been referred off to another if I needed my issue addressed ASAP. There is no excuse for my having to be immobile and in agony for any longer than necessary! How do you expect to get paid if I am unemployed?
Patient | June 20, 2018

I really like this provider. I have complete confidence in his skills and his caring nature. What I have a problem with is that this provider will not prescribe pain medication for any reason. I totally disagree with this practice.
Patient | May 8, 2018

Very pleased w/Dr. Berkman has a very pleasant character, serious business very thorough had access to more specific tests.
Patient | April 24, 2018

They way he greeted us and spoke with us really put us at ease.
Patient | April 6, 2018

Great experience with Dr. Berkman and his entire staff.
Patient | March 12, 2018

Dr Berkman did not give up on me and found where my pain was coming from. He gave me back my life.
Patient | March 12, 2018

I trusted them with my LIFE.
Patient | March 2, 2018

Nothing bad of my visit.
Patient | February 28, 2018

I was really amazed at his knowledge.
Patient | February 26, 2018

Patient | January 27, 2018

Patient | January 23, 2018

Dr. Berkman seemed to be very informed and competent. Made me fell secure to be in his care.
Patient | January 9, 2018

most everyone in my small town that has back problems 9 out of 10 saw Dr. Berkman
Patient | December 10, 2017