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Dr. Craig Berent, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

We have recently improved our service to our patients with all new staff. We are committed to providing you with the utmost in care and professionalism. As a friendly reminder, if you need to schedule a ANNUAL PHYSICAL please call the office to schedule the exam. Note that we are not accepting new Medicare patients at this time. Craig T. Berent, M.D. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He has been selected by his peers as a “Super Doctor” in Texas (listed in Texas Monthly) for 2010 through 2017. He is a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine for 3rd year medical students from University of Texas Medical Branch who train in his office 1-2 months a year. Dr. Berent’s professional interests are general internal medicine and primary care for adolescents over 13 years of age and adults. Dr. Berent especially enjoys preventing illnesses and also diagnosing and treating simple, as well as difficult/complicated medical issues. He practices evidence based medicine and studies the latest advances in his friendly and comfortable central Austin office. He also enjoys Austin city life with his wife Holly, reading and exercising

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of South Florida, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, Internship in Pathology
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Travis County Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Recognized as a Super doctor, "Best Physician" as voted by peers in 2014
  • Recognized as a Super doctor, "Best Physician" as voted by peers in 2017
  • Recognized as a Super doctor, "Best Physician" as voted by peers in 2012

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1699824193

Office locations

Primary Physicians of Austin

4301 Burnet Rd., A

Austin, TX 78756

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Dr Berent was a pleasure to deal with.
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Great doctor, extremely personable and helpful.
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Dr. Berent has been my physician for probably 15 years. Even though I now live 35 miles away from Austin, I keep coming to him because he's sharp, honest, listens to my issues, and his diagnoses have been correct for myissues. He's willing to offer practical solutions, such as exercises and diet recommendations that may avoid future problems. His focus is on quality and not quantity. Give him a call! Judy H
Less than 6 months ago
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Efficient, professional, and well-strategized. Professional staff and well-managed facility.
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Very knowledgeable. The kind that comes with experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Berent is a very good physician. If you are looking for a good doctor he is the one to choose.
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Went for a check up, they were suppose to get my records still haven't heard from them. That was 2 months ago.
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I haven't seen a primary care Doctor in years, but after having a few symptoms l went in to see Dr. Berent. He was very friendly and easy to talk to. I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, but he was ableto ease my mind and give me suggestions on how to alleviate the problems I was having. Would definitely recommend him!
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As he has been for the past 20 years, Craig Berent really listened to me in re my issue. He suggested a course of action and made a referral to a specialist. Dr. Berent is a superb GP.
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I am happy enough with Dr. Berent to have used him for about fifteen years
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He seemed disinterested, like he couldn't understand why I brought my son in to see him. He referred him to a dermatologist. His office was also very difficult to find.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional, attentive and efficient.
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Very unfriendly and no beside manner not a good physician
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Professional and knowledgeable. I am a retired RN, so I know a good Doc when I see him.
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Dr. Berent has wisdom in addition to scientific medical knowledge.
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Staff was very friendly!
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Both times that I have seen this doctor, he had absolutely no respect for what I was telling him. I have found him very rude and will not see him again. My concerns were also confirmed when I got a second opinion from a different doctor.
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Good first visit, didn’t keep me waiting, direct but friendly.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent physician. Never a wait time and can always get an appointment without waiting.
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Pleasant, professional, informative, and friendly. What a great doctor.
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Bereft has been my doctor for 12 yrs. You are not a number to him, and he always gives you straight answers and no BS.
Less than 1 year ago
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Told me to get an xray of my ribs which I later figured out was EXTREMELY unreasonable and unprofessional due to the radiation received for the Xrays in the ab area and given I had no sharp pain in my ribsto call for it. Next doctor said he should have told me to get an ultrasound and that rib xray would have been the last option because the radiation. Dr. Craig didnt even tell me that was an option or thats what I should do. Incredible. Thanks for pointless radiation doc. Hope it doesn’t increase my chances of cancer because your negligent practice. Why didn’t you just tell me to get an ultrasound?
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional, caring and kind. Dr. Berent is a true gem.
Less than 1 year ago
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Laid back office, great doctor, quick and efficient.
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Thanks Dr B for listening to me and helping me
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Very quick and easy process. Good bed side manner.
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Dr. Berent himself was great. He seemed attentive and wanted to tackle the issue I was dealing with. However, the nurse and secretary/clerk were rude, cold, and it took us calling them multiple times to get simple lab results well overa week after the labs were drawn. When calling to ask questions, the answer was always "the nurse will call you tomorrow," (which was rarely true) or there was no answer at all. My wife had to go to the ER for her condition, and when trying to contact Dr. Berent's office to follow up, we got no response. Basically, Dr. Berent seems to care and has good bedside manner, but the office as a whole is not pleasant or easy to interact with. I recommend looking elsewhere.
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I normally don't write reviews, but this one is a must. I will NEVER see this doctor again. He is judgmental and VERY impatience. As a person like myself that doesn't like going to the doctors, you would at least expectthe doctor to care to SOME degree about your well being and establish some type of comfort. No not with Dr. Berent. I receive none of that. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I need a hug or a pat on the back, but my goodness Dr. Berent barely even answer the questioned I asked and if he did, they were all one to two worded unclear responses. On the judgmental comment, I went in to get tested as I always do every six months. The first words out of Dr. Berent mouth as he walked in was "So I see we still are not practicing safe sex". wow or maybe I just like the peace of mind knowing I'm clean, great assumption "Doctor". On the Impatience comment. My appointment was at 11:15, it was very clear he was in a rush to finish and I guess go to lunch because once he finished and left. I remember a followed up question that he didn't answer while he was in there. This "doctor" comes back in and with the gesture's of pointing at his watch and basically telling me to hurry up so that he can get back to whatever he was doing, he again answers my question with a one worded response. Mind you, there was nobody else in the lobby, so its not like he had 15 people waiting on him. I just couldn't believe the nerve of this doctor. His nurse isn't any better, she forever has an attitude. My bad, I didn't make you pick that job. So sorry to be a burden on you. I would NOT recommend this doctor to anybody, especially people in my age group of late 20's. What a joke.
More than 1 year ago
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There's a reason he's voted top doc in Austin by other docs. Very nice and very knowledgeable,of course!!
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Excellent Doctor and stuffs!!! I would highly recommend.
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Great and knowledgeable. Honest and kind. Will not beat around the bush or be overly friendly if thats what you look for in a medical provider.
More than 1 year ago
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Awful experience. Over half an hour late for apointment. Rushed to get me out the door, small cramped office, had to take my shirt off, opened the door while I was half dressed. Completely unprofessional. Made me feel like a burdon. Never ever go here.
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Great experience
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He was traight and to the point, kind, and informative.
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Very professional; thorough, caring, and a sense of humor.
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Very friendly and knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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Made me feel comfortable. Very nice doctor. Provided a reference for a gynecologist.
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Excellent doctor. Period!
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I felt that my appointment was rushed and my concerns were overlooked. I trusted some reviews I had seen before following through with three different appointments. Going to other doctors now. Maybe I caught Dr. Berent on a slew of baddays, but I would not recommend him to friends or family.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Berent is always so nice. I've never waited more than 15-20 minutes to see him. Some days, I'm out of there in 15 minutes.
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I really like how professional, yet inviting Dr. Berent is. He treated me with respect as a patient, and I could tell he had my well-being in mind. Not only that, his office staff was very quick to process my newpatient paperwork, and I was in and out in under an hour. I will definitely be coming back!
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Very professional, and non-judgemental
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Dr Berent was great. He identified my issues and prescribed the necessary meds. He took me as a client even though I dont have insurance, and he isnt insanely expensive. He changed my life by giving me the correct medicine. Thanks Doc :)
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I agree with previous reviews that staff was slightly unprofessional and handwriting was impossible to read. The clinic is very tiny and I was the only person there, so I shouldn't have had to wait, but I was in and out much quicker than other clinics.
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His staff is unprofessional. They sent me away with the only copy of my diagnosis that the x ray technician at another facility needed for the appointment and the doctors handwriting was completely illegible. I mean, you couldn't even read myown name on it. So when the technician called dr berent's office, the receptionist was completely rude go the technician and was like, "she has leg pain." When I was there for a chest x Ray.. You would know what I was there for if she photo copied the diagnosis form and kept it for their files like a professional office would do instead of sending me, the patient, away with the only copy. The doctor himself was not polite, didn't take the time to listen, and felt obviously uncomfortable because I was there in a dress. He barley examined what I considered to be the problem area, and frankly, the whole practice felt like a darn joke. I would NOT recommend him to any single on of my friends or family especially now that I know how unprofessional and rude his staff can be. Like how do you not photo copy the paperwork you send your patient home with especially if that Doctor has bad handwriting than most doctors, and that's saying a lot.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good listener. Patient and willing to get down to what my issues actually were. Never felt the hustle and bustle like being pushed out of the room from other doctors. Coming from Boston, I am a bit particular with myhealth care provider and I'd say he fit the bill for what I was looking for.
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Doctor Berent was very helpful and attentive.
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Arguably the worst experience I've ever had with a medical professional. Got defensive when I attempted to question if there was anything else I could be doing, I attempted to ask a handful of questions and was greeted with short, obscureresponses while he kept glancing at the door, and out-and-out refused to order bloodwork I requested. He was short, somewhat rude, and seemed significantly uninformed on everything I was asking. Also, when queried for a referral, couldn't provide one. For someone that's been voted 'best doctor by peers' for something like 5 years, I'd have expected him to have at least one professional contact's information, instead of paging through an old book and giving me the number to a popular clinic.
More than 1 year ago
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It is nice to feel looked after and time taken to understand what is going on.
More than 1 year ago
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He was too robotic in the process, more humanity or empathy or compassion for my chronic pain by doctor possibly asking more thorough questions about my pain so he can understand my problems, and help me understand them-as well as howto alleviate pain in the meantime-, he seemed to just want my past records first more than wanting to hear my symptoms. Although I trust his initial consultation and am hopeful about the blood tests he ordered, it would have improved my patient satisfaction to end each doctor visit with confirmation of what was discussed, and what steps the doctor and patient have agreed to do until the next Doctor visit. I hope he can figure out what other doctors have failed to diagnose in the past four years!
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