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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

357 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

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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April 10, 2021

5.0

I trust in his opinion on how to go about my care knowing that my case is not easy.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

He is a very good and caring and personable doctor.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

I like everything about him. He pays attention, dies not speak as an Oracle, seems genuinely concerned and knows his stuff. A pretty impressive set of qualities in one person.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was very knowledgeable, professional and polite.

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Outstanding doctor

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Es muy profecinal en las consults.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, Attentive to patient Listens and responds to question

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Straight and to the point

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Very competent clinician.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

Easy to understand what we are doing to help me get well.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Professional in all respects and genuinely cares.

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March 05, 2021

4.0

he was very pleasant and had a few suggestions

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March 05, 2021

5.0

He is known to be the best!!

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Dr B is very professional , smart and patient centered. He answered all my questions /concerns and was very humanely reassuring thus allaying my fears. Non hurried w patient interaction . Has good sense of humor.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Thorough.. very responsive and knows

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February 25, 2021

1.0

As I said his lack of professionalism and empathy for the patient care!!!!

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Very patient oriented - felt relieved after my appointment. He was very helpful and thorough.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Attentiveness to patient’s needs.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

He was very professional and seemed very knowledgeable while still being patient and listening to me and answering my questions.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

He is patient and kind with a professional manner I love about him.. he was very prompt and that is such an admirable quality..not mentioning how smart he is !!

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February 07, 2021

5.0

Very experienced with good advice.

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February 07, 2021

5.0

He supervised my illness and recovery with expertise and compassion.

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February 07, 2021

5.0

Made my wife and me comfortable and answered all our questions. Willing to spend as much time as we needed

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February 03, 2021

5.0

I understood what Dr. Bernstein was discussing. He was informative and has a great bedside manner.

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January 31, 2021

5.0

Down to earth and logical.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Kindness

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January 25, 2021

5.0

Trust

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January 24, 2021

5.0

The Dr. gave us clear and relevant information. He wasn't going to give a diagnosis if he didn't have some clear direct evidence of findings in my tests.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

Have you ever put your life into someone's hands? There are some things you just "know." After 77 years on this planet if you don't "know" you haven't been paying attention. R.A.B. and his team exude "care, and caring and expertise." I would trust them with my life ... and I'd even trust them to work on my car. :-). Love you guys.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Competent. ... Caring

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January 04, 2021

5.0

My first meeting with Dr Bernstein - I was impressed on how much he knew about my situation - It seems he read my whole medical history at Northwestern !!!

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December 30, 2020

5.0

Understanding, competent and caring

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Thorough and attentive

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Answered my questions

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December 11, 2020

5.0

He is amazing.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. Bernstein has a calming and kind attitude. He made me feel confident I was in good hands when he listened, understood, and took the time to explain what was needed with my case. Having a clear plan of action is a wonderful thing during uncertain times. Thank you

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November 25, 2020

5.0

He is thorough and patient. Asks good questions. And he knows what the latest research shows. He gives me the option of being part of the decision. But he also shares his pov. I believe his diagnosis and treatment are correct. I trust him.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

I had a tele-visit with Dr. Bernstien. He reviewed my DVD images ( I sent them from Michigan)and quickly diagnosed the cause of my recent stroke. He took all the time I needed and answered all my questions. I felt at ease thanks to his genuine concern for my well being. Just a real nice guy.

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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

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 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

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 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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