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Michael Berkus, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Maternalandfetal Medicine
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Obstetric/Maternal Fetal Med
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1976
Shands Hospital Univ of Florida, 1980
University of Texas Health Science Center, 1984
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - Commercial Exchange
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (Transplants only)
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Cigna (USSA Client Only) - Direct Employer
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid-All
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
First Health - Commercial PPO
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Gonzaba Medical Group - Transplant ONLY
Healthsmart - Accel
Healthsmart - Commercial PPO
Healthsmart - HPO/POS
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant ONLY Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant ONLY
Oscar - Commercial Exchange
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Commercial PPO
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Provider Network of America (PNOA) - Commercial
Provider Partners Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
Tokio Marine - Transplant
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
Universal Benefits Consortium - Brokerage Firm (School Districts)
University of Incarnate Word (Gilsbar) - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
WellPoint (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (TRANSPLANTS ONLY)
WellPoint - Medicaid-CHIP
WellPoint - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR Kids
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
WellPoint - Medicare Advantage
WellPoint - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
I received my Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1976. I completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency in 1980 at the University of Florida, and my Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at UT Health San Antonio.
I am an Associate Professor at UT Health San Antonio. I have been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Residents. I have been an active researcher for many years and am published in many peer-reviewed journals.
I am a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. I am certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Journal Articles

  1. Berkus MD, Langer O, Samueloff A, Xenakis EM, Field NT. .Electronic fetal monitoring: what's reassuring? Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1999 Jan;78(1):15-21. PMID: 9926886. .
  2. Berkus MD, Conway D, Langer O. .The large fetus. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Dec;42(4):766-84. doi: 10.1097/00003081-199912000-00006. PMID: 10572693. .
  3. Berkus MD, Langer O. .Intrapartum fetal surveillance: a reappraisal. Pediatr Ann. 1996 Apr;25(4):200-5. doi: 10.3928/0090-4481-19960401-07. PMID: 8731487. .
  4. Berkus MD, Langer O, Piper JM, Luther MF. .Efficiency of lower threshold criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Dec;86(6):892-6. doi: 10.1016/0029-7844(95)00319-m. PMID: 7501334. .
  5. Berkus MD, Langer O..Glucose tolerance test periodicity: the effect of glucose loading. Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Mar;85(3):423-7. doi:10.1016/0029-7844(94)00410-F. PMID: 7862384. .
  6. Berkus MD, Langer O, Samueloff A, Xenakis EM, Field NT, Ridgway LE..Meconium- stained amniotic fluid: increased risk for adverse neonatal outcome. Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Jul;84(1):115-20. PMID: 8008304. .
  7. Berkus MD, Langer O. .Glucose tolerance test: degree of glucose abnormality correlates with neonatal outcome. Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Mar;81(3):344-8. PMID: 8437783. .
  8. Berkus MD, Xenakis EM, Langer O. .Glucose tolerance test periodicity as a descriptor of glucose tolerance abnormality. Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Jun;79(6):931-5. PMID: 1579316. .
  9. Berkus MD, Stern MP, Mitchell BD, Newton ER, Langer O..Does fasting interval affect the glucose challenge test? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1990 Dec;163(6 Pt 1):1812-7. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(90)90755-v. PMID: 2256487. .
  10. Berkus MD, Laufe LE, Castillo M..Lamicel for induction of labor. J Reprod Med. 1990 Mar;35(3):219-21. PMID: 2325030. .
  11. Berkus MD, Stern MP, Mitchell BD, Abashawl A, Langer O. .Relationships between glucose levels and insulin secretion during a glucose challenge test. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1990 Dec;163(6 Pt 1):1818-22. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(90)90756-w.PMID: 2256488. .
  12. Berkus MD, Ramamurthy RS, O'Connor PS, Brown KJ, Hayashi RH..Cohort study of Silastic obstetric vacuum cup deliveries: II. Unsuccessful vacuum extraction. Obstet Gynecol. 1986 Nov;68(5):662-6. PMID: 3763080. .
  13. Berkus MD, Ramamurthy RS, O'Connor PS, Brown K, Hayashi RH..Cohort study of silastic obstetric vacuum cup deliveries: I. Safety of the instrument. Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Oct;66(4):503-9. PMID: 3900836. .
  14. Berkus M, Daly JW. .Cone biopsy: an outpatient procedure. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Aug 15;137(8):953-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(16)32837-x. PMID: 7405993. .
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