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Bernita Berntsen, MD

Dr. Berntsen is a surgeon in the Topeka area. She is affiliated with Stormontvail Healthcare and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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42 doctors
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41 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more breast cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more varicose veins patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more sleep disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more carcinoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more sleep apnea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Berntsen saw more hiatal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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37 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Topeka area. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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38 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Topeka area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Berntsen saw more lymphoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Berntsen saw more gas patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Berntsen saw more fibrocystic breast patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Berntsen saw more pressure ulcer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Berntsen saw more mastitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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4 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Berntsen saw more venous insufficiency patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Berntsen saw leg ulcer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Topeka area. Learn more.
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15 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Topeka area. Learn more.
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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
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Dr. Berntsen saw more anal fissure patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Topeka area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Berntsen saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Topeka area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Berntsen accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Anoscopy $151 – 267
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $6,195 – 13.9k
Gallbladder removal (open) $5,617 – 13.9k
Gastric banding $4,656 – 8,359
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,520 – 11.9k
Liver biopsy $3,439 – 4,813
Skin tag removal $118 – 342
Upper endoscopy $1,842 – 2,852

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Berntsen’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Berntsen 30%
Predicted for her patients 17%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Berntsen’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Berntsen’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Berntsen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Berntsen’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Berntsen’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Berntsen 82%
Predicted for her patients 71%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Berntsen’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Berntsen’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Berntsen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Berntsen’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Berntsen’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
82%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Berntsen’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Berntsen’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Berntsen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Berntsen’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Berntsen sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Tallgrass Imaging Center
6001 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615
974 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Berntsen is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Stormontvail Healthcare
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • St Francis Health Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Community Hospital Onaga and St Marys Campus
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield