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Kevin Bernard, MD

Clinical Interests

Interventional Pain Management, Spine, Sports Medicine

Located In

Peabody, Newburyport


Dr. Kevin Bernard is a fellowship-trained interventional pain management doctor specializing in nonsurgical spine and sports medicine care. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Bernard enjoys helping patients get back to the things that are important to them, whether that means watching their grandkids, playing sports, or getting back to work after an injury. Dr. Bernard offers patient-centered pain management options, and he uses the most advanced nonsurgical methods in treating joint and spine-related pain. He works with his patients in developing an evidence-based treatment plan that includes patient preferences and core values. Treatment goals are centered on improving a patient’s quality of life and overall function.

Dr. Bernard grew up in Atlanta and attended Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, where he graduated with a degree in biomedical science. He completed medical school at The University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine. During his time there, Dr. Bernard pursued his interests in sports medicine and became involved with the Alabama Crimson Tide championship football team by assisting team physicians. During his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health, he continued to develop an interest in musculoskeletal care through a myriad of activities, which included medical coverage for the Special Olympics, the New York City and Brooklyn marathons, and local high school football games in New York. Dr. Bernard later completed a spine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and stayed on as a staff physician in The Spine Center, conducting research through the Libert Family Spine Institute. In this role, he evaluated and treated cervical, thoracic, and lumbar conditions of the spine in addition to other disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including hip, knee, and shoulder conditions.

Dr. Bernard is an expert in providing care for patients of all activity levels, including weekend warriors as well as high school, college, and professional athletes. Dr. Bernard proudly cares for our military, local police officers, firefighters, and all first responders. Dr. Bernard has presented and lectured nationally on topics related to the spine and published multiple book chapters on spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions.

When Dr. Bernard isn’t caring for patients, he stays active and enjoys winter sports, such as snowboarding.

AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health Plan / NHP)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
Tufts Health Plan
WellSense Health Plan (formerly BMC healthnet)

Sports Medicine North accepts most major insurance carriers and plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance carriers below. To confirm if we accept your specific plan, please contact our billing department at (978) 818-6407 and have your insurance card available. Our team will be happy to provide additional information.


Fellowship in Physiatric Spine: New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine: The University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY


Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science: Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Certification

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Spine Intervention Society

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2022-Present

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