Richard A. Bernstein, MD

Richard A. Bernstein, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Vascular Neurology and Stroke

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Cervical Artery Dissection
  • Cryptogenic Stroke
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Patent Foramen Ovale

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Cornell University Weill Medical College - 1996
Internship:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel) - 1997
Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) - 2000
Fellowships:
University of California (San Francisco) - 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Kishwaukee Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Valley West Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

116 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

99 Reviews

November 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was easy to talk with and he answered my questions clearly and concisely. And his instructions were clear and easy to follow.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor and a reasonable waiting time.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor. I felt like I was his most important patient. He took the time to make sure I understood every test and every result.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor. I felt like I was important.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

HIS EXPERTISE

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November 13, 2020

5.0

QUALITY OF THE PEOPLE THERE!!!!!!

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Exceptional care and patience with answering all questions and explaining unfamiliar medical issues.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Quality care and friendly staff.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein made this difficult time a very positive experience. He made it more comfortable for myself and my mother. Looking forward to having him on my healing journey.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

He is easy to talk with and very knowledgeable

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November 11, 2020

5.0

I like my doctor

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November 04, 2020

5.0

We felt quite comfortable with the visit and the level of knowledge of Dr. Bernstein..

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November 04, 2020

5.0

We were early, but we were taken care of immediately.Dr. Bernstein was quite clear in his analysis of me and answered all of our questions.We left greatly relieved of the future of my medical condition. We will followup with the doctor in 3-4 months. We were extremely satisfied.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Knows how to communicate. Respectful of patient.

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November 04, 2020

5.0

Qualifications,efficiency of staff

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernstein was very understanding of my issues, mental state, etc... He listened, showed empathy for what I've been going through. I felt understood and validated, which I don't always experience at Dr appointments.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

I was very happy with the care I received at my appointment.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Excellent credentials.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Considerate, well qualified physician.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

Please see above in response to first question.

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October 25, 2020

5.0

I was able to secure a timely appointment and once arriving did not have a wait. More importantly I was treated respectfully with all questions answered, recommendations made. The examination was extremely thorough and explanations complete.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

He is kind, patient and very professional.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Professional and excellent care

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Very good clinician, in appt both Family member (also MD) and myself had all questions answered. Discussed prognosis next steps in plan. Excellent care and extremely knowledgeable.

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Polite, on time, friendly staff

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October 14, 2020

5.0

He is an extremely knowledgeable Neurologist, with an impressive knowledge of my type of stroke.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Exceptional Stroke Program and extremely dedicated personnel.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Good and caring doctor

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October 03, 2020

5.0

Dr, Bernstein is brilliant! I credit Dr. Bernstein for saving and extending my life. I hope to work well into my 90's and beyond! Thank you, Dr. Bernstein!

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October 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent care! Incredibly talented and knowledgable doctors!

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernstein is amazing. Extremely knowledgeable, calming and professional.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

The best Neurology staff in Chicago.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

The Dr.s & staff are all exceptional.

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September 30, 2020

5.0

I met Dr. Bernstein in 2008 when hospitalized with TDAs. I have seen him annually ever since then. He is great.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

I feel that he listens to me, answers all my questions and I feel very confident that I'm receiving the best care possible.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein appears to have excellent grasp of subject matter and communicated well. Since this appointment was my first encounter with him though, I reserved a portion of the scoring.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Able to put diagnostic findings into understandable context to help evaluate risk. Thorough diagnostic process.

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September 23, 2020

1.0

Definitely not the personality I experienced on his internet bio. Did not feel heard, felt rushed and like all he was concerned about was getting on with things. O

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September 23, 2020

5.0

He is great!

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September 23, 2020

4.0

Dr. Is very likeable and easy to talk with.

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September 23, 2020

4.0

Dr.Bernstein was very Informative and helpful.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I felt very comfortable with everyone.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Listened well. Responsive to my needs. Was knowledgeable about WFPB diet and Dr. Esselstyn's work

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Outstanding doctor and very knowlgable and helpful

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Excellent Doctor and outstanding customer care.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Direct, knowledgeable, good listener

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Professional, efficient

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September 20, 2020

5.0

He is very personable and clearly answered my questions

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September 20, 2020

5.0

I felt very comfortable with the facility and the speed of being able to see my doctor,

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September 16, 2020

5.0

He is one of the best neurologists at this hospital.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

I always receive excellent care at this hospital.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

good physician. Aware, current, appropriate.

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September 16, 2020

5.0

Prompt, swift coverage. Good preventive precautions. Amazing charting and data fluency.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

He is competent and caring and gives me the time I need

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September 14, 2020

5.0

He seems competent and caring

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Very deep and broad knowledge of Neurology.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Very professional

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Very good service and appointment on time

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Thorough and explained the rational for his opinions.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Office is very well organized and professional. Physician explained well.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

The expertise and professionalism are what Northwestern is known for And Dr. Bernstein lived up to that standard

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring

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August 30, 2020

5.0

Excellent care.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Good Doctor

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August 25, 2020

5.0

BERstien is excellent

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Listened, knowledge, helpful

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August 19, 2020

5.0

He is always open to sharing info when requested. He gets down to business and yet has just the right amount of openness to answer questions once overall health is discussed. I always feel confident in what he has to say.say.

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August 19, 2020

5.0

Overall Professionalism and feedback was detailed and i felt i had the info i meeded

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Always love meeting with Dr. Bernstein.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

He is very thorough and answered all my questions regarding my concerns. He is also friendly, which made my visit easier considering I was nervous about my appointment.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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August 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was easy to understand & took time to answer questions. He was friendly & patient.

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was very nice & concerned about my health and concerns. I really appreciated that. I feel very confident in talking to him, I really didn't have any concerns about my health at this time. His questions to me were answered to the best of my ability.

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August 04, 2020

5.0

He was patient and answered all my questions.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

The doctor was very personable, and was concerned with my problems.

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Most knowledgeable and clear as to next steps also what to expect

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent care and the Telehealth visit worked perfectly. Thank you Doctor Bernstein

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Good listerner

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July 16, 2020

5.0

He's thoughtful, listens intently, and provides the wisest opinion from a range of options.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

He asked a lot of questions, he was easy to understand and follow his plan for me, he was easy to talk to and took his time.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, approachable and pleasant

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Very prompt, thorough and professional

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July 08, 2020

5.0

Always in exam room prior to appointment time. Staff is very courteous and helpful..Dr Bernstein is excellent.

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July 08, 2020

5.0

Very clear about my concerns.

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June 30, 2020

5.0

Excellent

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June 28, 2020

4.0

He was going to call and let me know about treatment, so far I have heard nothing. Also he left very abruptly.

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Excellent neurologist

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. was friendly, early for appt. I did not have to wait at all. He explained things clearly and made a hilarious joke about his cell phone. I am very happy to have him on my medical team. He's brilliant and made me feel at ease. I am blessed to live in Chicago where we have top notch doctors like Dr. Bernstein.

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June 21, 2020

5.0

Compassionate, knowledgeable, on the forefront of medicine.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Cares about patient and listens to questions and provides feedback in a manner the patient understands.

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June 18, 2020

5.0

Excellent care and attention to patient well being

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, trustworthy and reputable

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June 14, 2020

5.0

I believe that Dr Bernstein is a good neurologist

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June 10, 2020

5.0

He is excellent and very caring!! I feel very lucky to have him as my Dr.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernstein is excellent and is very caring and committed to his patients! Dialogue with him is very comfortable and non threatening as a patient not in the medical field! I am very pleased and lucky to have him as my Dr!

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Excellent and concern listener. Useful and pertinent feedback.

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June 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein is a very nice, caring doctor. He knows exactly who I am and what my issues and concerns are. I had a terrible time last year s as bd it was nice to have him aS b one of my many doctors.

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June 08, 2020

5.0

Dr Bernstein answers all questions and never rushes through his answers. I have full confidence in him.

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June 08, 2020

4.0

Dr. Bernstein has been my physician for more than a decade. He is a doctor's doctor, with a wealth of knowledge, and very responsive to the patient's needs.

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