Dr. Berg has been practicing medicine for 38 years in Southern California following graduation from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Berg did his post graduate training at The Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Berg joined with Dr. Barry Rosenblum and created Healthline Medical Group in 1985. Healthline Medical Group combined Dr. Rosenblum’s 40 year old Family Medical practice (Holvey Medical Group) with Dr. Berg’s Occupational Medical Practice. In addition to practicing Occupational Medicine and Family Practice, for many years Healthline Medical Group was the only Urgent Care Center in the San Fernando Valley serving the Urgent Care needs for over 40,000 patients enrolled in the Northridge IPA Group.
Dr. Berg has served on numerous hospital committees and was a District Office Medical Consultant for The State Compensation Insurance Fund for over 20 years. Currently Dr. Berg is the co-medical director of Healthline Medical Group. Dr. Berg has a great interest in medical informatics and was one of the first physicians to implement an Electronic Health Record system in 2000, many years before most physicians were mandated to do so. Dr. Berg continues to utilize information technology to improve the professionalism and management of healthcare services that Healthline Medical Group provides to our community.
Dr. Berg has worked diligently to implement a patient portal at Healthline Medical Group that promotes Email communication (that complies with HIPAA regulations) between Healthline’s patients and the professional staff. Additionally, Dr. Berg has recently implemented a digital pen technology at Healthline Medical Group referred to as a NextPen. This device along with custom designed forms in English and Spanish that Dr. Berg developed, help promote improved collection of pertinent patient information and expedites the transmission of that data into the Electronic Health Record. While none of this technology will ever replace the doctor patient relationship, it has been Dr. Berg’s goal to utilize the technology to provide better patient care. Ultimately, if Dr. Berg and his staff can spend more time with their patients and less time filling out forms and regulatory documentation, the patient will benefit.