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Eric Berkman MD

Eric Berkman MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine
Eric Berkman MD

Eric Berkman MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Personal Statement

Dr. Eric F. Berkman earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport where he was named the outstanding resident of the year. He then completed his spine and trauma fellowship in Basel, Switzerland.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Berkman has been in practice since 1996. He specializes in treating various orthopedic conditions of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Berkman’s patient philosophy is to get to know his patients and work with them to solve their problems. He offers comprehensive treatment and the utmost care to patients 13 years and older.

His aim is to restore freedom of movement and relieve the pain from diseased or degenerated joints.

The author of a number of medical articles, Dr. Berkman was voted by his peers as one of Houston’s Top Docs in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 by H-Texas Magazine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Society, Houston Orthopaedic Society, Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Association. He currently serves as an associate professor of orthopedics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Dr. Berkman and his wife have two children. He enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing in his free time.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP
  • AARP - Medicare Complete
  • AARP - Medicare Supplement
  • Aetna
  • Aetna - Choice POS
  • Aetna - Choice POS II
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare - HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare - TRS Care
  • Aetna - Medicare PPO
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • All Star
  • All Star Kids
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Amerigroup - Medicaid: > STAR+PLUS
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Fidelity - Medicare Supplement - Medigap Plans
  • Bankers Life - Medicare Supplements - Medigap Plans
  • BC/BS - Anthem
  • BC/BS - Basic 5
  • BC/BS - EPO
  • BC/BS - Managed Medicare Advantage HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Solution 3
  • BC/BS - Solution 4
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • BeechStreet - Workers Compensation
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare - Advantage
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - LifeSOURCE Transplant
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • CommunityCare - Bronze
  • CommunityCare - Gold
  • CommunityCare - Silver
  • Coventry Health Care - Advantra Freedom (Medicare)
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • GEHA Health Plans - Standard Option (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Golden Rule - UnitedOne (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - POS
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • HealthSmart - EPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - Connect Basic 6350/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 4850/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 6300/6300
  • Humana - Connect Gold 2500/3500
  • Humana - Connect Platinum 0/1500
  • Humana - Connect Silver 4600/6300
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred POS
  • Medicaid - CHIP
  • Medicaid - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MHealth Choice
  • Molina Healthcare - STAR (Medicaid)
  • MultiPlan - HMO
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha - Medicare Supplement
  • PHCS - HMO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • ppoNext - PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic Plus PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Rockport Healthcare Group - Rockport
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Student/School
  • Superior Health - Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - Medicaid - Medicaid
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - STAR (Medicaid)
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • UMR
  • UMR - Choice Plus
  • UMR - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - CHIP
  • United Healthcare - Choice
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Medicare (AARP Medicare Complete)
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Texas - Star
  • United Healthcare - UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Supplement - AARP
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

University of Texas (1989)

Residency

Louisiana State University Medical Center (1995)

Fellowship

AO Spine Fellowship (1995)

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Society
  • Houston Orthopedic Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society

Publications

  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukhe1jee, K.K. Sadasivan and .T.A. Albright: Relationship between Bone Mineral Density and Burst Fracture Load: A Biomechanical Study. Transactions of Orthopaedic Research Society, 19 (2):530, 1994.
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: A Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of the Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture in Human and Canine Specimens. Orthopaedic Transactions, J. Bone Joint Surg., 18 (2): 517, 1994.
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kluse, D.P. Mukhe1jee, K.K. Sadasivan and .J.A. Albright A Method to Characterize Burst Fractures. Proceedings of the 1995 Fourteenth Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp 51 52, Apr. 1995.
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan, J.A. Albright: A Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of the Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture in Human and Canine Spines. Submitted for publication.
  • E.F. Berkman: The Effect of Unilateral Application of Local Hemostatic Agent in a Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. Sept. 2005

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Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital

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