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Dr. Michael J Berard has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Michael J Berard has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Michael J Berard has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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I use to think Dr. Berard was a good doctor. That changed one visit when I informed him I would be having surgery. He asked where and when I told him he strongly suggested a different hospital. I told him I already had my surgeon and would stay with him. Four different times during that visit he kept pushing the hospital he wanted me to go to even though he is not affiliated with it. After that the doctor-patient relationship felt like it had became adversarial. I now feel like I'm not suppose to have any input into my care and definitely feel like I'm not to question it.
Had it not been for Dr. Berard, I don't know if I would be able to write this review today. I became his patient when my former Doctor retired. I made an appointment with him one Winter thinking I had the "flu". He knew instantly that it was not the Flu. After reading results from a blood test and CT Scan, he diagnosed me correctly saying I would need "3 more doctors;" I needed immediate surgery for Cancer but because I was severely anemic I had to have 4 iron infusions before surgery. Dr. Berard has a pleasing personality, is very patient and listens carefully to everything his patient says. Today I have recovered, am Cancer free and enjoying life once again. I am so gratefully that he pointed me in the right direction. Also, I went to Sibley Hospital in NW which I highly recommend very clean, their motto: "Patients First"; and they practice Johns Hopkins Medicine. Surgery a Breeze.
I had been going to Dr. Berard for over ten years, until I relocated to another city. He is the best physician I ever consulted, and, in fact, he saved my life by diagnosing a potential heart attack before it could happen, and referred me to an excellent cardiologist. He is most understanding, careful in diagnosis, and spends time with patients. I only wish I were again living in College Park so that I could continue with Dr. Berard.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Dr. Berard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
39 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
Prince Georges Hospital Center
Dr. Michael J Berard accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAdventist Medical Group, 7305 Baltimore Ave Ste 107, College Park, MD
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