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Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location CC Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Consultation, Evaluation, and Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
  • Neurology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia
  • Memory Loss
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About Charles Bernick, MD, MPH

Charles Bernick, MD, MPH, is a staff neurologist with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Dr. Bernick has been involved in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment for over 30 years, beginning as the attending neurologist for the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Dr. Bernick moved to Las Vegas in 1994 to join the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Since that time, he has directed the development of a statewide network of Alzheimer’s disease care.

In 2009, Dr. Bernick joined the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and has guided the Professional Fighters Brain Health study, a longitudinal cohort study of professional combatants aimed at understanding the effects of cumulative head trauma on brain structure and function.

He graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a BA degree in history. He received his MD from University of Texas Southwestern, being elected to the medical honor society, alpha omega alpha. Dr. Bernick completed a neurology residency at the University of Miami, followed by a fellowship in neurology at the University of Arizona, and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Public Health
Las Vegas, NV USA

Fellowship - Arizona Health Sciences Center
Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders
Tucson, AZ USA

Residency - University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Miami, FL USA

Internship - UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA

Undergraduate - Rice University
Houston, TX USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/6/2023, Dr. Bernick has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

298 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Doc Bernick is tops!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I feel that Dr. Bernick treated us like family. I felt we could take as much time as needed. We were not rushed. It was a wonderful experience.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Bernick is great. Communicates well and his pleasant demeanor puts me at ease...

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Bernick is easy to understand and listens to my concerns and medical issues. Highly recommended

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Great doctor and staff. Very hesitant to even go, but is very comfortable and since seeing the doctor a MRI was scheduled and completed.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Bernick for quite some time. I am so pleased that he is back in Las Vegas. He is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Very good bed side manner. I feel comfortable with the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Bernicks expertise In brain disorders is far and beyond what I expected. The greeter Kenneth made me feel welcomed and in good hands. Kudos to the flower lady too...so simple yet touched my soul.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Great experience as always, even though I've only had two. Both the Doc and staff were very friendly and professional. I was taken care of and informed in the best way I could be. I enjoyed my experience and look forward to many more.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Have known and gone to Dr Bernick for many years and have nothing but praise for he and his staff always!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Great doctor. All questions wereanswered.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Cleveland is so overbooked, I was supposed to contact in June for July appointment and this was first available. Love Dr. Bernick but hard to get appointment

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Bernick is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Bernick was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr.Bernick is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Bernick is outstanding so clear easy to relate to his very caring is clinical guidancce wasexalitn

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

The staff and Doctor are all lovely and warm. It was a great experience

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Bernick is very knowledgeable and he cares. We trust him

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Bernick is a knowledgable, caring and professional care provider. Demonstrates empathy and compassion towards his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I felt I could trust Dr Bernick for my care.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Was disappointed in 2022 when we initially saw Dr. Ritter there - and feel very fortunate to have been able to see Dr. Bernick this year - certainly has made a difference!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Was very impressed with care provider.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

This was our first visit. We look forward to working with Dr Bernik and staff. Took blood that day and scheduled next appointment while we were there. Call from imaging very quick to schedule and cooperation with our schedules

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Bernick was excellent in explaining what was happening.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Still trying to get a petscan because our insurance is outside of the network of Dr Bernick. Other than that I am very happy with the services at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Bernick takes quite a bit of time with us. Explains each and every step. Kind, compassionate and professional

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Bernick was caring, patient, easy to understand, and informative. A pleasure to deal with.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Bernick is an exceptional physician! He was my original doctor when I first came to Lou Ruvo and as soon as he returned to Lou Ruvo from his temporary time out of state, I immediately requested a return to his care. I am elated that he has returned!.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr bernick was great, listened to both me and my husband

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Been seeing Dr Bernick for many years....always happy with he and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

So happy to have them as a provider

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

I like Dr. Bernikie, he listen to you and respects your decisions when offering alternatives.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Excellent service, communication and attention to details! Very happy to be a patient of Dr Bernick!

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Bernick extremely knowledgeable and helpful

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Bernick was excellent. I like the manner in which he spoke with me acknowledging my ability to understand some of the more complex attributes of my condition.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

This is the first neurologist who actually took the time to fully listen to Judy's symptoms and speak to her upfront and with great empathy. I am her healthcare POA and until now, doctors just seemed to shrug her off, but I knew she had more than minor dementia. Dr. Bernick gave both Judy and me the first glimpse of hope and caring compassion that she desperately needs.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

I've had an excellent experience thus far with the doctor and the cleveland clinic

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Doctor showed care with my issue and I never felt rushed

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Berwick Was very kind & explained everything.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Burnick is very good. He took time to explainEverything to me.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023


Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

The entire visit was smooth and seamless. The doctor was very attentive and caring, and we received prompt follow up phone call.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Was very good. Appt very difficult to get. Have not gotten results back so can not comment on that

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Staff and Doctoral

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Have been with Dr Bernik for many years and continue to be very satisfied with he and the office staff's servuces....

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Cannot speak more highly of Dr. Bernick. So warm and caring

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Very pleased with the doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

The visit was excellent and the staff was kind and caring. The Doctor was patient with answering my questions and concerns. He did not rush me, ran several test which gave him information to help with my diagnosis, scheduled a follow-up appointment.Thank you for caring about senior citizens.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Doctor was very patient and caring; did not rush and listen to my concerns. Thank you for caring for and about senior citizens,

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Bernick was amazing and listened to everything we had to say and took the time to explain his process and what our plan was now and going forward

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Liked him very much. Compassionate, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Bernick is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr was a good listener and spent quality time with us

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Bernick was absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr Bernick was very kind & listened well. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr. Bernick is the the utmost in professionalism, care and concern.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Provider vrery thorough in examination and testing me to determine a baseline. He p.rovided an answer to all my questions.

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