Richard A. Bernstein, MD

Richard A. Bernstein, MD

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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

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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

393 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 21, 2022

5.0

Brilliant physician with exceptional care!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Bernstein is very caring and he is patient.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

He shows that he cares about my well being.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

His experience and knowledge.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He is so professional and friendly.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

He was prepared for the appointment and left no stone unturned in reaching a diagnosis. Very personable with a good bedside manner. Knows his stuff.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Just a great doc!!!

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, sense of humor, listened,

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Richard Bernstein is very kind and extremely knowledgeable. He is thorough and takes all questions seriously and acts to test accordingly. He takes his time to make sure you understand and are comfortable with your issues and his responses to them. I highly recommend him and will continue to see him.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He’s excellent doctor and explain things usually I can understand good patience is a good listener

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February 08, 2022

5.0

We were please with how he addressed us in the decision we need to make.

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February 06, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

I feel I am in good hands with Dr Bernstein, who seems to be well regarded by the medical community as well. He seems very knowledgeable, has spent ample time with me, and has taken several objective tests, in reaching his diagnosis.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bernstein is a very educated doctor in the field. He seems very competent in neurology and has a wonderful professional bedside manner.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Very impressed with his credentials and his assessment of my situation, very insightful

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bernstein has a very good reputation, I have seen him in the past, I feel comfortable in his care, he has a comforting demeanor.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Very professional, personable and interested in my care

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bernstein is exceptional!!!

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Listens and personable

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December 19, 2021

5.0

He is not only of the highest caliber a clinician , he is also an immensely compassionate doctor

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernstein was complete, he explained all aspects of my exam and his bedside manor was great.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

Great customer service

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December 10, 2021

5.0

so very knowledgeable--clearly knows the field; helpfully responsive to my concerns.

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December 09, 2021

5.0

I count on explanations by the providers. I like my questions answered in depth with references. I can rely on NMH

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Competent.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

He listens attentively, asks specific questions regarding my health issues, explains everything in detail, maps out an action plan and makes sure that all of my questions and concerns are addressed, and displays genuine concern for my current health issues and recovery. It’s all very much appreciated!!

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November 15, 2021

5.0

been a patient for 5 years. with his care and support i have lived normally with the aftereffects of my stroke i credit him for this

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent patient care and took time to answer questions.

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November 10, 2021

3.0

He asked pertinent questions regarding my health

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November 07, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and explains everything well and is a professional

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He was very patient and thorough. He took time to answer all of our questions and was honest in what to expect.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

He is willing to take the time and listen and provide great advice!

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernstein is very undertaking and approachable physician. He answered all my questions and made sure I understand the follow up care. He ordered necessary tests and informed me that he will call if he notices any deviations from the norm.

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October 24, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and spends time with you and explains everything.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

I liked his demeanor and personality.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernstein is a very caring and most expert neurologist.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

This is the first doctor to listen to me! And that actually understands my condition

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October 15, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent physician.

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He really cares about his people in his care.

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October 14, 2021

4.0

Once again, I’m comfortable with him and the Doctors in the department.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernstein listened to my concerns and answered my questions thoroughly.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

i like his down to earth demeanor. Knowledgeable. Answered my questions.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very informative and answered all my questions

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Great dr. I have confidence in him.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

He’s prompt & I rarely have to wait very long for my apt. He treated me in the ER when I arrived & has been treating me ever since. I feel very fortunate to be in his good care.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

seeing Dr. Bernstein for 13 years

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernstein is a great doctor and I have complete confidence in him

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernstein was very thorough in his exam. He explained my condition to me and answered all of my questions and concerns. I was very confident after my visit that I had received excellent care.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Meticulous & though in engagement

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September 17, 2021

5.0

bright and well spoken Dr.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Spoke in language I can understand. Very thorough. Answered all my questions. Took all the time needed to go over my health situation with me, review scans, and answer my questions. Very pleasant and easy to talk to.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He explains well what's going on and he attentive and assertive.

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August 30, 2021

4.0

It has been such a brief encounter with Dr Richard Bernstein, last September and this July to feel secure with how NMH is managing the transition s of care. I hope this response by me is being noted and responded to. Carol Sodini

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Good rapport.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Trust him and his advice

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August 21, 2021

5.0

I am extremely confident of his medical expertise. I really like him. I feel he really cares about me.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He was a good listener and very thorough

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August 09, 2021

5.0

I probably just said them in the above statement, that he is the one who changed my medication’s from 20 mg Lipitor to 80 mg &. And put me on a medication called equinox 25 200 mg twice a day, And I am still doing OK, said to keep doing what I’m doing.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and professionalism

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August 06, 2021

5.0

East to talk to

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August 04, 2021

5.0

He is very nice and listens well. He remembers you and your situation and seems genuinely concerned.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very personable, efficient

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August 02, 2021

5.0

knowledgeable, listened to what my son said, examined him well

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgable, courteous, on time.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Caring and easy to communicate.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

He gives you great confidence

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough and will take time to answer all questions.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Nice right to the point Polite and considerate of people’s feelings

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July 18, 2021

5.0

He is has a comforting and an inviting demeanor.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

I think he is well informed

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Very concerned about patient. Thoroughly prepared by reading file if patient prior to appointment

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Straight forward.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

He is a cares. He doesn't rush you,while having your visit.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Confidant, thorough and calm professional. Expedient and concise and also reassuring as to his diagnosis and recommendation. Also a great listener. Paid attention to details.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Bernstein listened to our concerns and was very informative and courteous. He shared his thoughts and opinions and validated ours.

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June 28, 2021

4.0

Very thorough Nd concerned

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Honest about prognosis, review records and supported treatment plan.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and kind along with patience taking time to talk

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very Personal

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Down to earth assessment of my situation and a realistic approach to expectations.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

He is very easy to talk to and he listens to what you say

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, friendly, and caring.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Because of what is mentioned in previous in earlier question.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Caring, compassionate and outstanding in his field

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernstein took the time to get to know the patient. Was very kind and professional and gave advice on further care.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

I like Dr. Bernstein. He's very kind and speaks in a way that is understandable to non-medical people. He takes his time and never seems in a rush to get to his next patient.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Smart…no nonsense. Best doctor we’ve ever encountered.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He does a thorough review and is very efficient.

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June 07, 2021

3.0

He read my results but did not share with me the interpretation of the results that were observed

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June 07, 2021

5.0

knowledgeable, answered questions, friendly

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very helpful and knowledgeable

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May 24, 2021

5.0

I felt that he was direct and thorough in his assessment of my needs.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

For the same reasons mentioned above. Your reputation and by extension his precede you.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

He treated me respectfully as a human and got to t to he point quickly and sagely.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and caring- he listens

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April 26, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and listened.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

He was great, asking questions about my TIA, stroke and current treatment.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and professional and nice man

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Took time to listen and answer my questions. I felt he had my best interest

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