Berkman Gerald Md

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About Berkman Gerald Md

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

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Health & Medical
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Our family LOVES Dr. Berkman and his staff!!! There is no smarter doctor around in the Conejo valley. Unfortunately my son has several health issues and every doctor that we have met (at UCLA, childrens hospital etc) say Dr. Berkman is the doctor they would send their child to.

His staff is incredible. They are ALL competent, caring, delightful and accomodating. Cant say enough about how I feel in good hands in this office. Wish he saw adults because we would all be seeing him in my family!

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Our family LOVES Dr. Berkman and his staff!!! There is no smarter doctor around in the Conejo valley. Unfortunately my son has several health issues and every doctor that we have met (at UCLA, childrens hospital etc) say Dr. Berkman is the doctor they would send their child to.

His staff is incredible. They are ALL competent, caring, delightful and accomodating. Cant say enough about how I feel in good hands in this office. Wish he saw adults because we would all be seeing him in my family!

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I was a patient of Dr. Berkman starting approximately 15 years ago, and know that he is very competent in terms of general pediatric care. However, I continue to have serious concerns about his qualifications for treating child and adolescent eating issues. I was treated by him from ages 12 to 18, ostensibly for a "weight issue" since I was about 10 pounds above average for my age. Dr. Berkman reduced my intake to below 1000 calories daily, though I was active in competitive sports year-round, and worsened an already difficult relationship with food. I also found annual examinations with Dr. Berkman insensitive and distressing, especially during puberty.

I strongly urge any parents considering nutritional consultation with Dr. Berkman to also consult with a qualified mental health care provider for their children (and, if appropriate, for the family). Dr. Berkman's definition of a "weight issue" may not be in line with others' definitions, and may in fact lead to further difficulties around this issue. I think it would also be useful for parents to check in with their female adolescents in his care, in particular, as to whether the examination and communication style works for them. As another reviewer noted, his communication is not especially strong, and this may have a greater impact on children than parents anticipate.

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I was a patient of Dr. Berkman starting approximately 15 years ago, and know that he is very competent in terms of general pediatric care. However, I continue to have serious concerns about his qualifications for treating child and adolescent eating issues. I was treated by him from ages 12 to 18, ostensibly for a "weight issue" since I was about 10 pounds above average for my age. Dr. Berkman reduced my intake to below 1000 calories daily, though I was active in competitive sports year-round, and worsened an already difficult relationship with food. I also found annual examinations with Dr. Berkman insensitive and distressing, especially during puberty.

I strongly urge any parents considering nutritional consultation with Dr. Berkman to also consult with a qualified mental health care provider for their children (and, if appropriate, for the family). Dr. Berkman's definition of a "weight issue" may not be in line with others' definitions, and may in fact lead to further difficulties around this issue. I think it would also be useful for parents to check in with their female adolescents in his care, in particular, as to whether the examination and communication style works for them. As another reviewer noted, his communication is not especially strong, and this may have a greater impact on children than parents anticipate.

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Love him! Great doc and extremely smart. I respect everything he says! Have lots of pediatrician friends and they all tell me how smart he is. Weve been with him for 14 years. Wow.!!! Staff is fantastic too!!! Love Joyce- a prize!Diana Turk

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Love him! Great doc and extremely smart. I respect everything he says! Have lots of pediatrician friends and they all tell me how smart he is. Weve been with him for 14 years. Wow.!!! Staff is fantastic too!!! Love Joyce- a prize!Diana Turk

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Dr B. as he is known to his kids, has been my son Michael's doctor since birth. He and his staff are wonderful... I miss them so much. We have recently moved out of the area. So i am very sad to say that there are no others like him anywhere. I can't wait to move back so we can resume seeing him. He is the BEST in THE WORLD..

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Jeanette Nelson

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Dr B. as he is known to his kids, has been my son Michael's doctor since birth. He and his staff are wonderful... I miss them so much. We have recently moved out of the area. So i am very sad to say that there are no others like him anywhere. I can't wait to move back so we can resume seeing him. He is the BEST in THE WORLD..

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Jeanette Nelson

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Dr. Berkman has taken care of my children for over 17 years. He's the pediatrician that doctors' families go to. He properly diagnosed over the telephone problems that my child had while we were out of town. He told us what to do and where to seek help. He stays up to date on the latest research about vaccinations, allergies and medications. I have not always enjoyed his bedside manner, but I wouldn't trade his skills for anything in the world. His staff is great, fitting us in when my child is sick, even if the day is fully booked. I hear complaints about other pediatricians in town, but I never hear them about Dr. Berkman.

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Dr. Berkman has taken care of my children for over 17 years. He's the pediatrician that doctors' families go to. He properly diagnosed over the telephone problems that my child had while we were out of town. He told us what to do and where to seek help. He stays up to date on the latest research about vaccinations, allergies and medications. I have not always enjoyed his bedside manner, but I wouldn't trade his skills for anything in the world. His staff is great, fitting us in when my child is sick, even if the day is fully booked. I hear complaints about other pediatricians in town, but I never hear them about Dr. Berkman.

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I'm not a big fan of doctors to begin with, so when I come across one that I actually LIKE to see it is memorable. I have been taking my newborn daughter to him for over a month, and he is spectacular. Always there to answer a question (in normal speak), always there when you call with a question. His staff is especially helpful as well. There is even a back entrance to take healthy kids through if sick kids are in the waiting room. We all know how hard it is to be a new parent, but with Berkman's help, you'll make it through. I really can't say enough about this guy.

PROS: Easy to talk to, helpful, assuring, confident
CONS: Non

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I'm not a big fan of doctors to begin with, so when I come across one that I actually LIKE to see it is memorable. I have been taking my newborn daughter to him for over a month, and he is spectacular. Always there to answer a question (in normal speak), always there when you call with a question. His staff is especially helpful as well. There is even a back entrance to take healthy kids through if sick kids are in the waiting room. We all know how hard it is to be a new parent, but with Berkman's help, you'll make it through. I really can't say enough about this guy.

PROS: Easy to talk to, helpful, assuring, confident
CONS: Non

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