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Dr. Leland Berkwits

Pain Management
Tallahassee, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Upstate Medical Rehabilitation

Greenville, SC

Address

109 Doctors Driver, Greenville, SC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Tricare

CHAMPUS

Principal Financial Group

About

Bio

Dr. Berkwits is trained in Pain Management, from Greenville, SC, and a graduate of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL , class of 1984.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Shingles Treatment: By "shingles shot" I assume you mean the vaccine. Shingles vaccine is used to prevent occurrence of the shingles, but is not effective in treating a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Migraine hedache: Migraine headache are best treated with medications OTHER than narcotics. Often, stopping the narcotic will cause the headache to recur. It is impor... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Nerve injury recover: Nerves consist of insulation called myelin and fibers which carry signals. If only the myelin has been damaged, usually function will return. If the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Narcotic combination: Percocet is oxycodone and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Oxycontin is a long-acting form of oxycodone, which is used to reduce the need to take short-actin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Narcotic nausea: Percocet (Oxycodone) is a stronger medicine than Vicodin (hydrocodone). Both last only 4 hours when using the short acting form of the medication. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Disc dehydration: DDD is the loss of hydration (water) within the disc. There are varying degrees of DDD, from mild to severe. In the mildest form the disc height is... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Persistent spasm: There can be many causes for this type of symptom. If you lifted a very heavy object, were playing contact sports, or were involved in a motor vehic... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Back pain: The most important thing to help your back is maintaining and developing core body strength. These include both back muscles and abdominal muscles. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Hydrocodone/Tylenol: Lortab was discontinued a few months ago due to high amounts of Tylenol (acetaminophen). All Lortab contained 500mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) with H... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Cervical fusion: Cervical discectomy and fusion is usually indicated if there is significant compression of a nerve with loss of strength and/or numbness in the arm. ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Conscious sedation: Versed and Fentanyl are a standard combination of medications use for light-moderate conscious sedation when administered by a non-anesthesiologist. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Rehab clavicle Fx: It usually takes 12 weeks for fractures to heal, so I would not expect to see significant callus formation this early. As long as the fracture is ade... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Fusion confusion: There are many reasons a spine fusion can be recommended. For back pain, a fusion should only be considered as a last resort after all other options ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Icing knees: Icing knees can help reduce pain and swelling, but icing does not affect the healing process.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Pain medication: Percocet is Oxycodone with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Both of these medications are taken for the treatment of severe pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
MR Arthrography: MR Arthrography is performed to determine whether you have a tear in the labrum (the cartilage that covers the shoulder "socket"), sometimes called a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Spine Pain workup: Electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle EMG) is performed to diagnose if pain, numbness, or weakness in the limbs (arms a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Fusion failure: There are a number of ways a spinal fusion may fail. If the hardware breaks and the vertebrae can move - this can be detected by a special Xray calle... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Treating osteoporosi: Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an antiresorptive medication (like Fosamax, Boniva, etc) that is given IV. It will prevent further loss but will not reb... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Chest pain go to ER: There are a number of causes for these symptoms, many of them serious. This could be due to heart problems and you should go to the ER for an evaluat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Spinal bracing: Spinal fusion is usually performed with internal fixation devices (pedicle screws with rods, anterior fixation plates.). Exceptions include a TLSO i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Head back to ER: It appears you were evaluated for heart problems and lung issues (pneumonia, collapsed lung, mass, etc). There are other causes for your symptoms tha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Scoliosis: As an adolescent, there is a greater likelihood of reducing spine curvature without surgery. Bracing does not usually work at age 37. The Schroth me... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Fracture healing: On average, non-displaced fractures take about 12 weeks to heal, assuming you do not have any medical condition that would prolong healing, the fractu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Shoulder pain: There are many causes of shoulder pain that do not show up on MRI. If the steroid is injected into the shoulder and an MRI is done immediately after,... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Disc herniation: There are varying degrees of disc herniation: bulge, protrusion, extrusion, and free fragment. Disc extrusions and free fragments slowly dry up and ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Too much Tylenol (acetaminophen): You have taken 80 x 80mg = 6400mg and 102 * 500mg = 51000mg for a total of 57400mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) over a period of 14 days. This means ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Spinal injection: There are different types of spinal injections. Epidural steroid injections are often performed for nerve pain due to a pinched nerve (radiculitis/ra... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Narcotic nausea: Yes, this is not a problem. Some individuals find that narcotic medications cause nausea. Phenergan (promethazine) can be helpful. in preventing th... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Scoliosis: Dextroconvexity is a description of a curvature of the thoracic spine (scoliosis) where the convex portion is on the right. This findings may or may ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 30 years experience
Not safe...: Both Ibuprofen and Naproxen are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID's). If you are taking one NSAID drug, you should not combine it with ano... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkwits is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkwits is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Johnson Rehabilitation Institute-JFK Hospital
Completed 1991

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Greenville Region - Summer
2014
Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, South Carolina - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Greenville Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
South Carolina Medical Association
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