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About Dr. Donald J Bernardini

Dr. Donald J Bernardini, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Greenwood Village, CO, with another office in Englewood, CO. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Donald J Bernardini is Good. Dr. Donald J Bernardini has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Donald J Bernardini is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Metro Denver Pain Management

6950 E Belleview Ave Ste 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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Colorado Brain And Spine Institute

499 E Hampden Ave Ste 220
Englewood, CO 80113
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Specialties

Dr. Donald J Bernardini has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Donald J Bernardini has the following 3 expertise

  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain

Dr. Donald J Bernardini has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Donald J Bernardini is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Steroid injection.

I had my block, & I don't know if it was Dr Bernadini or the fact I was super sensitive to the steroid, but 4 days after receiving my block, I had experienced HORRENDOUS symptoms. SEVERE tremors, SEVERE insomnia, blurred vision, 13 lb wt loss in less than 2 weeks, panic attacks at night, POUNDING irregular heart beats, inability to focus, foggy feeling, constant sneezing & coughing. Literally, I have not had a cold or flu in 22 years.. I am a HEALTHY person, rarely sick. It wasn't until later, I began correlating when the symptoms developed. After 3 ER visits (2 different ERs) I had not associated the block with the symptoms. It was the 3rd ER visit, I had mentioned the symptoms occurred 4 days after the block & were severe!!! I told the ER Dr it had to be the block, because of when I had the block, & the SXs developing 4 days after. The ER Dr agreed with me, & called neuro. Both neurologists agreed with my suspicions, that it was a severe adverse reaction to the steriod injection. I've had NUMEROUS injections in my low back & had NEVER experienced ANY SXs; however, this particular injection was in my Neck. It has been a month now, & my symptoms are only SLIGHTLY better. I don't know if I was given too large of a dose, or if I was super sensitive; however, as stated earlier, I've had NUMEROUS injections in my low back & NEVER a problem. I am totally frightened, & now I don't EVER want a steriod injection again!! When I called & spoke with his assistant, I was told in a somewhat terse manner, I needed to speak with the Dr who ordered the procedure, NOT Dr Bernadini. He was nice, & had a sense of humor, but I wish I would had been informed this could happen. I would had declined the procedure. Nothing was mentioned of it. I found out more about severe adverse reactions to steriod injections from multiple individuals explaining their horrific experiences when they were injected by whomever did theirs. I just wish I was made aware this could happen no matter how rare. Why is it that it's never happened before when I've had numerous done other places, but my first injection by him ended up to be a nightmare. By the.way, the ratings below are inaccurate. I would click on a star & 2 or 3 would light up & it did not offer a way to delete the mistake.

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After three visits I was abruptly informed by Dr Bernardini that he is leaving the practice in two months. He ewas proactive the first visit, very friendly, knowledgeable about pumps, gave me time to ask questions andordered numerous tests. He was not as knowledgeable about me as he should have been. He gave me too much decision-making and I am not a doctor. He did call me at home at night when my pain was bad..I couldn't be seen any sooner than the scheduled appt., however. By my third and last appt, my condition worsened and I was told the news of his leaving

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Charged $500 to tell me he did not know anything

Luckily, I went to a spine center in Chesapeake, operated within a week and fixed the problem

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Best pain doctor in Austin, TX

Dr. Bernardini is very caring and spends a great deal of time with his patients, at the expense of slightly longer waiting times than I am used to, but overall not too bad of a wait. His staff is very courteous and professional. He manages pain from a multidisciplinary approach, as he calls, it, using medications, injections, physical therapy, and behavioral health/pain counseling to "attack" your pain. I am very please with his practice and would recommend him to a family member or friend without hesitation.

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  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Donald J Bernardini accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem CO Blue Priority HMO
    • Anthem CO Blue Priority PPO
    • Anthem CO HMO
    • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana Colorado HMOx
    • Humana National POS
  • Rocky Mountain Health
    • Rocky Mountain Good Health and Vista HMO PPO
    • Rocky Mountain Summit Group
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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