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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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

375 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

90 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

My doctor an his staff were very professional during my entire visit.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I felt so comfortable during all procedures. My doctor and nurses kept me well informed during the entire procedures

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Cleveland clinic was a wonderful place to go and I would recommend it to other people. I'm pleased that the doctor suggested that we have our next appointment with long distance care. It is more convenient for me and I don't need to go through all the traffic.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

The Dr and his staff are great. I can't thank them enough.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

The doctor was very patient descriptive helpful. He also also had an assistant with him. That was very nice.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Bernick showed concern and empathy for me - his understanding of the brain is evident and comforting.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I tried to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bernick in the summer of 2023. For 3 months I kept calling for an appointment, I was told I couldn't schedule appointment because his calendar was closed and I would have to keep calling back to see when it would open for me to schedule an appointment. Finally, when the calendar was open, I had to wait six months just to get the appointment to see Dr. Bernick. Nine months is a very long time to wait to see a doctor. Dr. Bernick is a very good doctor. He was caring and took the time to listen to me about my concerns. I received excellent attention and care from Dr. Bernick and his staff the entire time I was there.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Bernick is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

For three months, I had to repeatedly call the office to schedule an appointment because the doctor's calendar was closed. No one could tell me when the calendar was going to be open so I had to just keep trying. Finally, when I was able to make the appointment I was told I had to wait six months before I could get into see the doctor. Having to wait nine months to see a doctor is a very long time.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I just wanted to tell you guys that Dr. BernickIs awesome!Very patient, very kind and listens to everything I have to say

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Bernick.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr was very theral and caring

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Bernick is excellent and won't go to anyone else!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Bernick is great. He is extremely thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

The Dr spent considerable time during the visit. The hard part is getting the appointment

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

It is next to impossible to get an appointment easily. I have waited 6 months for an appointment with Dr Mauri and just got called that they have to reschedule for another 2 months. This is not ok.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

The doctor and his team were very knowledgeable and courteous

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

My doctor Charles Bernick was excellent he explained everything to me

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

So far I'm pleased with Dr Bernick and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr was easy to speak with and informative

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

The only problem I had was the wait time for an appointment. My brother passed away in August of Alzheimer's and I was worried about myself. I waited until March 5th to get in to see the most incredible doctor, Dr. Bernic. Then I had to wait until April 16th to get an MRI and am now waiting until June 4th for a follow up appoint to see Dr. Bernic. I truly believe getting into the Cleveland Clinic at all is worth the weight but it is agonizing.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

My experience was the absolute best from start to finish. I am so thankful I got into see Dr. Bernic.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Bernick is outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Bernick is an excellent MD.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024


Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Doctor was very professional and also seemed vert sincere about treating my problem

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Bernick was outstanding. He's obviously well trained and knowledgeable, but he wasn't pushy and didn't come across as a knife it all. He was personable, kind, and explained what he was doing and why. I think he's just excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

We were extremely satisfied an really liked Dr.Bernick.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Bernick was excellent; however, getting an appointment with the clinic was a difficult experience.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Bernick is wonderful and really cares about your treatment plan.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Very pleased with communications and access to Dr. Bernick.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Bernick is amazing, he's thoughtful, patient and understanding.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Bernick is one of the finest physicians I have ever been seen by. He is kind, caring and knowledgeable. He explains the situation and the options very well and shows a personal interest in the patient and their needs.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Although telemedicine is great, you cannot beat the in person contact and communication. Both are good with my provider.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

I am a prticipant in the Alzsheimer Stidy and have been very pleased with my association with the staff working on this study, especially Michele And Dr. Bernice and Betty in the Infusion room. All have been very courteous and open to any questions or concerns I might have.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

DR. Bernick was impressive and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

You are at the right place at the CC and in the rights hand with medical professional with Dr. Bernick. He is top-notch and knows his business well.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Bernick was excellent. He is everything you want in a doctor. During my visit he explained questions I asked and was thorough with my assessment. It is evident that he cares about his patients. I never felt rushed, it was quite the opposite. He's very knowledgeable and I appreciate his expertise. Truly, he's one in a million.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Doctor was good at showing my needs and a path to my improvement.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

We are so appreciative of the ability to have the zoom visits. Jessica and staff have been great in assisting with setting up the local appointments and answering questions online. Dr Bernick has been exceptional reviewing tests and explaing diagnosis and treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Have gone to Dr. B for many years and continue to be VERY Satisfied with he and his staff......

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

The Dr was thorough and listened with courtesy

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Bernick, will abide by his instructions before our next visit

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Bernicke was very attentive and answered our questions with care and respect

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Excellent staff and providers

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

I was so happy that I had the opportunity to. Meet with Dr. Bernick. I had no idea what to expect. I found him reassuring and left our meeting with my concerns allayed.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Having bee diagnosed with mci I had many concerns about my future. Dr. Bernick reassured me in a way I could not have imagined. I had completed the COBRE Study and I needed this meeting to complete this 7 year experience. THANK YOU!.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Very good process, excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Bernick is awesome. Explained options and the care plan.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Bernick is an expert in his field and demonstrated this throughout the appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

He explained everything and went overboard accessing scans from provider

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

He listened with patience and understanding as my husband struggled to find his words to answer the questions. The doctor was so far superior to others we've encountered in this frustrating process

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Bernick was thorough in discussing my lab reports and the possible drug plan in my case. He ordered a more definitive test which will help in my decision for the new drug therapy

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.

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