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

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 

381 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

August 22, 2023

5.0

It is the the above explanation box for How likely am I to recommend NW Neurology Care. Because of Dr. Bernstein and the Treatment and Care and Time & Patience he gave to me.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Took time to listen and explained his diagnosis clearly. Great bedside manner!

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bernstein took more time with me, which was important, explained things much more comprehensively in layman's terms, and was more patient with my questions, and concerns; even when I became slightly off topic. Seemed more personable.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. R. Bernstein was a good listener and was thorough with his my exam. He answered all my questions too.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

He listens, answers all concerns.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Clearly a "state of the art" neurologist who responded thoughtfully to my questions and enabled me to deescalate my concerns.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Very kind and took time to answer questions and check in on me.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

He's an excellent physician.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Nice and informative

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July 19, 2023

5.0

I have a lot of confidence in him.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Good Doctor and very kind

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Good manner with patience. Competent. Pragmatic.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Bernstein is good but his don’t call us statement kind of turned me off.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and clear communicator. Was also very personable which makes the first two easy to digest.

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June 25, 2023

1.0

Not the most friendly person, rather arrogant and unprofessional per reasons stated previously

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Great neurologist, very approachable and good listener.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

he is very kind and thorough

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June 14, 2023

5.0

I felt like he knew what he was talking about while the other dr I saw before said she didn’t know

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May 20, 2023

4.0

Familiar with patient info ahead of appointment. Detailed summary of clinical notes. Wish he could have more availability for patient access in Lake Forest Hospital location (took 3+ months for getting a first visit).

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Thorough, decisive sn on time.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

He came highly recommended by friends who experienced a life threatening aneurysm.

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring, prepared and professional.

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Outstanding Doctor cares for his patients easy to communicate with

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Bernstein is excellent and knowledgeable.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was very knowledgeable, professional and a good listener. I felt greatly relieved after our appointment .

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May 01, 2023

5.0

great manners, very apporachable

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April 19, 2023

5.0

He listens and communicates.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

He was thorough and kind.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Bernstein was very attentive and listened to all my concerns

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April 04, 2023

5.0

He’s consistently been a top notch doctor! Explains everything thoroughly. Great communication.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Good personality, seemed to care, thorough, knowledgeable. He was able to get me in for a CT that day because I live 2 hours away.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

He was very nice and thorough and easy to talk to.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was very caring and compassionate.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

He always follows up.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

Good and caring doctor

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March 20, 2023

5.0

I have faith that he will find the medicine that I need

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March 06, 2023

5.0

I have been going to Dr Bernstein for many years. He has helped me every step of the way keeping me healthy

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Bernstein and his team found answers that other dr’s could not for a rare case of mine.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

See the above. He is marvelous!!

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February 20, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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February 13, 2023

5.0

I feel very happy because the doctor treated me very well

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February 11, 2023

1.0

Mainly the lack of care, dismissive demeanor, and inhumane robotic, guinea pig treatment.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Clear explanations, knowledgeable, pleasant.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

Everything Dr. Bernstein shared he shared with openness and curiosity to holistically understand my case.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

He seemed thorough and my husband liked him

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February 08, 2023

5.0

The way they present themselves to their patients

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February 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Bernstein was very prompt, professional and listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Bernstein looks at the data and is very thoughtful and thorough in responding to questions. He is familiar with my situation and gives careful guidance. I like the fact that he checks with other doctors (e.g.; cardiologists) that see me. Has an easy going manner.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Great manners and outstanding knowledge

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January 30, 2023

5.0

He knew all about me before I got there. He was very professional and patiently answered all of my questions.

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January 23, 2023

3.0

I liked him however I felt like I was pushed out of the office before I could ask all of my questions. Otherwise very friendly and easy to talk to.

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Very good at presenting options and non judgmental

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Great doctor.

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January 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent Experience

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January 09, 2023

5.0

great care

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Great patient interaction skills

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December 27, 2022

5.0

He sure of being positive for no surgery

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Listens to you, answers questions, makes you feel comfortable

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December 19, 2022

5.0

Read the above- I have only glowing things to say about the experience

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Dr Bernstein is an excellent doctor in terms of interests, abilities, and patient care

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Excellent visit. Addressed all my concerns and was informative.

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November 21, 2022

5.0

He explained everything clearly to us

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November 21, 2022

5.0

Good physician

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November 21, 2022

5.0

knowledgeable

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November 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent technical skills and interpersonal skills

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November 16, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Excellent manner.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable & very thorough. Very friendly doctor !

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November 14, 2022

5.0

I think he is a very good doctor.

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly, great listener explains things well. Nice guy I could be friends with.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Asked questions about my history logically and succinctly, explained imaging results clearly, and explained the reasons behind his conclusions.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

We have tremendous confidence in Dr Bernstein!

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November 09, 2022

5.0

Been a patient fora few yearshe is able to keep my stroke conditions controllable

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November 07, 2022

5.0

He is extremely patient friendly, & on point of his professional knowledge.

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November 02, 2022

5.0

Very informative and helpful

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October 31, 2022

5.0

He is the ultimate professional.

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October 31, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Very nice. Took enough time to understand why I was there.

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October 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bernstein was very personable compared to other doctors I’ve seen. He was very clear in his explanations and plan for my care.

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October 16, 2022

5.0

Most importantly, I liked Dr. Bernstein's patient manner. He proved his knowledge and patient care and explained his diagnosis in a simple and clear manner.

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October 11, 2022

5.0

I was nervous about my test results, and my first visit in neurology, but Dr Bernstein immediately explained my results and the plan of care. He listened to my concerns and proceeded with my exam. He was very caring, and professional.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

Confident in treatment I am receiving.

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October 05, 2022

5.0

Fast, friendly, and timely

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September 28, 2022

5.0

Because he addressed what could be the issue

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September 28, 2022

5.0

He answered all my questions.

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September 27, 2022

5.0

He informed me of the healing progress of my head injury, what to expect and steps in maintaining a continued healing process

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September 14, 2022

5.0

He is very patient, very knowledgeable and he made me feel comfortable and it was my first time meeting him. I didn't feel rushed as some physicians are in a hurry. Dr. Bernstein made me trust him with my care in him as my neurologist.

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