When the other kids were at recess, Steven Berman was playing with beakers in the lab.

Science fascinated and challenged the young Berman and this early interest and aptitude helped guide him toward a career in medicine. After shadowing a high school friend’s anesthesiologist father at work, he was convinced he wanted to specialize in anesthesiology and pain management.

In his practice, Dr. Berman is able to marry his scientific knowledge with a passion for helping people. He believes the most important thing he can offer his patients is education. Education serves to combat the feeling that they are helpless when it comes to managing their pain. By understanding what their responsibilities are in the treatment process and what the possibilities are for quality of life improvement, patients become empowered and gain some control over their condition.

In a world intent on immediate gratification and quick fixes, Dr. Berman is a long-term commitment kind of guy. He develops relationships with his patients, sets goals with them, helps manage their medications, and follows them over the long-term. Over the course of NPSS’ eight-year history, he has helped the practice develop comprehensive services to address patient needs in the short-, medium-, and long terms. From state-of-the art injection suites to on-premise counseling, no other area practice has such a broad and complete scope of pain management care.

Dr. Berman is the founding member of Nevada Pain & Spine Specialists, now joined by two other pain management partners and three other physician specialists. In Reno since 1987, Dr. Berman was born in Crovallis, Oregon, but raised in Las Vegas.

 

Fellowship

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Pain Management Specialty

Internship/Residency

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Anesthesia Specialty

Medical School

  • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV
  • MD

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
  • BS Biology

Associations & Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Nevada State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society