Dr. Peter Bernad, MD, FACP, MPH

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2112 F Street NW, Suite 303, Washington, DC, 20037
2296 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 360, Woodbridge, VA, 22191
2616 Sherwood Hall Lane, suite 201, Alexandria, VA, 22306

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Dr. Bernad received his medical doctorate from McGill University in 1974. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center and received his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He served as Neurology Residency at Harvard with Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, Dr. Bernad is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University Medical Center. He is board certified in Neurology, Internal Medicine and a number of other sub-specialty boards. He is also a member of several medical organizations including: The American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Bernad has published over fifty articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Clinics of North America. Along with this Dr. Bernad has published many books such as Closed-Head Injury and The Medical and Legal Aspects of a Brain Injury. He serves on the review board of Clinical Electroencephalography and Integrative Psychiatry. In addition, he is board certified in Neurology and Internal Medicine, and an expert in environmental and toxicological public health. **If you have an HMO insurance, you need authorization or a referral for your appointment. In addition, if you could PLEASE provide your INSURANCE ID before booking an appointment, that would be very beneficial!**

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This was absolutely the worst medical experience I have ever had. I do not understand how there are not less stars please, please do not make an appointment here. I went to Dr Bernard as he was one of the few neurologists that took my insurance,and was hopeful that I would find help with my migraines. Instead I found a dingy office with rude front desk staff, and when explaining my migraines/tension headaches to the Dr he consistently interrupted me to ask bizarre questions (his attempt at bedside manner?) and the visit concluded with him announcing that I - tada! - have migraines and tension headaches. From past reviews, I was not surprised when he recommended testing, and agreed as I wanted peace of mind. When people say he is only interested in getting you in for tests, that is not a lie. When visiting again to get the results, there was no actual file - the assistant was writing down my general information on the back of a random sheet of paper. The Dr came in, announced that my tests were clear so I was good to go, ordered a blood test, and then promptly left the room - all without ever actually looking at me. I had to literally yell to get his attention in the hallway, and he wouldn't even enter the room again to speak to me as I pushed that while it was great my test results were clear, I still needed help with migraines. He completed disregarded me, brushed off my questions and walked away. I blinked and suddenly the nurse had a needle in my arm for the blood test he had ordered, and she tried to calm me down as I was in tears I was so shaken. I have NEVER been so offended and belittled by a medical "professional." I will share this review as many times as necessary to ensure that nobody visits this office.

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Excellent service.

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It was a nice visit. I have to return to have some additional test done in the next week or so.

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He is very patient Dr Who takes his time with his patients. Dr. Bernad is very knowledgeable and shares that with his patients.

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Worst medical experience of my life. Terribly unprofessional - insulted my own profession, repeatedly tried touching me, and then discussed other clients...by name.

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Dr. Bernad is very personable and knowledgeable. His front receptionist and medical students are welcoming and friendly.

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Really appreciated the kindness of the office staff. However, as other reviewers noted, the wait times are extremely long. Both visits took more than 2 hours, most of which was spent in the waiting room or waiting with the medical students for the doctor. I would still go back and recommend, however--I felt listened to and overall cared for.

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I have never seen a doctor who has spent so much time with me. He came out to get me as soon as I'd finished my paperwork, then talked to me for over an hour - about my medical history, lifestyle, concerns, and then, our plan for getting to the bottom of my ailments. He was so thorough, and really just outstanding. Unconventional, but reminiscent of a time past, when doctors knew you and invested time in you.

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Dr. Bernad is as much teacher as he is physician as he welcomes medical students into his practice. Our time spent with him was extraordinary. He listens deeply and has a very calming presence. This was our first visit; I hope that his care and attention will remain excellent!

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Waited 30 minutes upon arrival, spent 30 minutes talking to a medical student and then waited for an hour and a half before seeing the doctor. He didn’t speak to me he spoke to the medical student I had spoken with. Cut me off whenever I tried to speak. Ordered scans without giving any reasoning or suspicions as to what might be wrong.

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Dr. Bernad and his staff were very kind and made me feel very comfortable.

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Amazing doctor, which anyone will know by looking up his work online - but also amazing in person. Took such a thorough initial intake, provided insights I haven't gotten from any other world-class neurologist before - patient for life!

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Dr. Bernad and his staff are very knowledgable and really value their patient's time. I was seen by a staff member within 10 minutes of arriving and Dr. Bernad shortly thereafter. Dr. Bernad listened very well to my concerns and developed an initial treatment plan that made me feel better instantly.

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I gave Dr. Bernad 4 chances. All 4 times i have been seen over an hour past my appointment time. He speaks over you and doesn’t take all of your concerns into account. He prescribed me 9 migraine pills when i stated i have had chronic migraines and dizziness everyday for several years! I do not recommend.

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The doctor was great, but his staff were incredibly unhelpful. They seemed to serve as gatekeepers to the doctor and were not responsive. Despite his assurance that he would be helpful, in the end I couldn't connect with him in any way to follow up on the few appointments I had. It was up to me to get medical records transferred, I never heard back regarding his review of those records, and once my insurance wouldn't approve a test I never heard from them again. Very disappointing.

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Incompetent, dangerous, forgetful doctor who I seriously question whether should be practicing medicine. On top of that, usual wait was 90 minutes past appointment time and I have been repeatedly billed months past paying in full. Office staff is completely incompetent....missing records, etc.

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Once I got to see the doctor after an hour and a half wait (tooooooo long!!), he was great. As a new patient, he chatted with me to get to know me and my medical concerns There will be a follow up appointment, and I expect things to go well.

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Not trying to be harsh, but I felt as though I was not taken seriously at all. Nothing was done for my pain and I am worse off than when I first made my appointment. They also never returned any of my calls about when I could schedule a follow up for my test results.

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Really a cut above. Genuinely cares about his patients. I'm almost in tears thinking about how many doctors I had to see before I found Dr. Bernad.

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Horrible wait times

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Dr Bernad was wonderful, as usual.

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This doctor was so unprofessional. I waited two hours, and he didn't even address my primary complaint. He just sat there gossiping with me. I immediately left and booked someone out of network who go the job done within ten minutes.

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Everything went good but Arrived at 2:30 and left 5:30. Not happy with this.

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Awesome Staff and AMAZING Doctor.

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Great physician concerned about the whole Patient

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I am supportive of doctors teaching while with patients. With that said, I received far more useful information from a doctor who was not Dr Bernad, as he spent less than 4 minutes with me. Most of the time in the room with me was spent telling the student doctors about how he wasn't going to prescribe me a barbiturate because opiod abuse is rampant in America and then discussing political implications. I was there because the barbiturate my primary care doc prescribed didn't work (and had expired with a nearly full bottle). I was given a few sample drugs, a prescription for what I already have to refill, and awful printouts of what should be a migraine diary. I wasn't given the time to tell him that I've kept track on a phone app for about 3 years and have kept journals off and on for the 20 years since initial diagnosis. I tried to share that and so much more since I've obviously seen many neurologists over the years. The student doctors seemed kind and empathetic as I was whisked away with no additional help. I had high hopes of this being my new neurologist for years to come, but I don't think I'll go back.

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He was very attentive and gave alot of details around different options for treatments. He took his time and I didn't feel rushed one bit.

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I liked the Dr. He was extremely busy, though. I learned there patients there with the exact same appt. Time as me. However, he is the best in the area.

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I was very impressed with Dr. Bernad, I felt he really wanted to help me figure out what was causing my problems and was going to work with me until we did so. The downside was a 90 minute wait in a very hot office, with no magazines except one People and one Sports Illustrated. I count on my Dr. visits to catch up on my celebrity news!!! The receptionist seemed to be having a difficult time entering my information in the system which added to my wait time.

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I read in the reviews that some people had problems with there being med students there but they are efficient and there to learn. It's a great experience for them. I thought the med student who I spoke to was really nice and it wasn't intrusive or weird. I actually like that he interacts with them and helps them learn, because then the patient can also hear the discussion and learn his thought process in the diagnosis. The doctor is so friendly and nice. He is very efficient. I was seen really quickly. The diagnosis and discussion revolving my options were laid out for me.

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The doctor didn't seem so awful but I felt very much that they only wanted to do treatments onsite. However, the employee to verify insurance coverage for sleep study was awful at following through, even after I called back multiple times. When I asked for a recommendation to an actual psychotherapist they wanted me to wait for the sleep study first which wasn't making progress. In the end, I wasted hundreds of dollars going there for the diagnostics they did onsite

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Dr. Bernad is very nice and he is just a wonderful person and doctor. Personally, I tend to feel intimidated by some doctors and I sometimes feel that the minute I can into the office, they are ready to get rid of me. This office is very welcoming. The people who speak with you at the window are so sweet and honestly, Dr. Bernad feels like an old friend, one who you believe in and trust.

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Its refreshing to have a doctor, much less a specialist spend time to get to know you as a human.

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Dr. Bernad is extremely professional and very nice. I have been going to him for over a year for chronic migraines, He has put me on a regime that has made my migraines decrease in frequency tremendously, if not completely. He is always very helpful and answers all of my questions. He truly cares about his patients well being and health. Highly recommend him!

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It was my very first appointment with Dr. Bernard and I am very pleased with his bedside manner. He seems to genuinely care about his patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Willingness to try new courses of treatment; taking patient seriously; affable; bedside manner only a little strange because he kept talking to PA about me, in front of me!

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Having now worked with doctors and veterans for at least 20 years almost daily, I am familiar with care providers and treatment plans. Other than Dr. Bernad, there is no other doctor that I would rate as excellent (5 stars). (Some doctors I would rate at 4 or even 4.5 but not 5). Dr. Bernad treats veterans with respect and is committed to providing them with the best possible care. He is not only an excellent doctor but a strong advocate for his patients.

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Dr. Bernad is thorough, patient, and most importantly, listens. I started seeing him to address chronic issues with migraine headaches. They haven't gone away, but I have a management plan to deal with them, which is a vast improvement over where I was when I started. I also recommended close family to Dr. Bernad, and he bent over backwards to provide assistance in a difficult case.

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Extremely professional.

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He is an amazing MD. I have been seeing him for close to 11 years and his bedside manner and professionalism is next to none. He is proficient and very intelligent and up to all the necessary medical treatments and diagnosis that will help you. He even has medical students that he trains due to his wisdom and knowledge. Truly I couldnt image a better doctor than him. All my other doctors go to him for advise due to his well known professionalism and knowledge.

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