Ratings for Dr. David Berry
I was a little unsure of Dr. Berry at first. He was the pediatrician working when my son was born. After our first visit with him outside of the hospital my opinion of him changed immediately. He is very knowledgeable, and caring towards my son. Even makes the odd little joke. He is very to the point but I'm not hesitant to ask him questions, and he never seems annoyed. He'll be my son's only pediatrician, and any other children we may have.
I have enjoyed having Dr. Berry as the paediatrician for my two sons. Despite living out of time, we gladly make the drive to the south side to see him. I like that I can get in on short notice to see him. When there, we rarely have to wait past our appointment time. He is knowledgeable and to the point and will answer any questions I may have. If he's not worried, I know that I shouldn't be! I know my boys are getting the best care.
Dr. Berry is definitely straight to the point and doesn't have a ton of bedside manner. But he's knowledgeable, caring with my daughter, and I can always get in to see him on very short notice when I need to. I appreciate how softly he speaks with her and gets right at her eye level. And honestly, if it's between friendly chit-chat and a doctor who runs on-time, I'd pick the latter. He makes time for any questions, and that's what's important to me. If my daughter at any point asks for a female doctor, I'll switch, but until then, I'm more than happy to keep her under Dr. Berry's care.
We have been seeing doc Berry since 2005, I have 2 sons and they both see him. We also were referred from birth at the Grey Nuns. I think he is a good doc but I agree he is not really that friendly. He can come off as rude. Not very personable. I figure my kids are near 12 and 13 so I'll just wait it out and not go elsewhere. You can usually get in ASAP. Both my kids have had health issues since birth so that is why I continue to take them to the pediatrician and for annual check ups. I would recommend finding a nice woman doctor. lol There was an incident in 2015 when my son was really sick and had been to emerg a few times and kept getting sent home and no one was figuring out what was wrong with him and it had been going on for a month. I think we may have had a visit in to Dr. Berry as well in that month. One day doc Berry called me he saw tests had been done and blood work results and asked me what was going on. I told him what had been happening. He told me to take my son to the emerg and told me what tests he wanted done and said I was not to leave emerg and I was to insist that my son get admitted until they figured out what was wrong. My son had a blood/heart infection. Dr. Berry did give me the courage to stand my ground.
The reviews made me nervous but have nothing but a pleasant experience with each visit (4-5 visits so far). He is very matter of fact which can be off putting for some but take it at face value. He's been gentle and patient with our girl and explains thing at a level those who do not have a medical background can understand and appreciate
Wow this is the worst doctor I’ve ever come into contact with... I took my 5wk old baby to see him regarding sever screaming due to discomfort, puking up yellow chunks, choking, body rash & others reasons. He didn’t even look at me when he walked into the room - he ended up straight up asking me “why are you here?” In a very rude, “I don’t have time for this” way. He didn’t listen to me or half of why I was “here” just started being very rough with my little girl. He would ask me “do you or your husband have ___________” And I would say well I’m not sure? And he would say “what do you mean you’re not sure” WELL I didn’t think I needed to get into this but - I’m not sure if there’s a true family history because my husband is adopted.. is that okay with you? Or are you going to continue to judge me and grill me and then act like my responses are redic??? GRRRR. What a awful doctor. Do not waste your time with taking your loved ones to this idiot. He should have his license taken away, due to the reason he dose not give a flying **** about his little patients.
Some may call him straight to the point but to me he's been straight up rude. Came across as very judgemental when he found out I choose to co-sleep and every time I voice my concerns about issues with my daughter he brushes them off. Spoke to him about my suspicions that my newborn had reflux and he insisted I was wrong. Went to my family doctor weeks later because it didn't feel right and right away she diagnosed my LO with reflux and prescribed meds. Looking for another pediatrician ASAP, as a first time parent things are difficult enough without a doctor who doesn't take you seriously and barely takes time to listen to what you have to say.
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