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About Dr. Barry Benjamin

Dr. Barry Benjamin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dedham, MA, with other offices in Newton Lower Falls, MA and Springfield, MA (and 1 other location). He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with Faulkner Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Barry Benjamin is Poor. Dr. Barry Benjamin has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Barry Benjamin is 2.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

1 Lyons St
Dedham, MA 02026
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2000 Washington St
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
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125 Liberty St
Springfield, MA 01103
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24 Newton St
Southborough, MA 01772
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Specialties

Dr. Barry Benjamin has the following 1 specialty

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Barry Benjamin has the following 1 expertise

  • Otology

Board Certifications

Dr. Barry Benjamin is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Uncomfortable

I've met with Dr Benjamin several times and always feel uncomfortable. I've a well-educated individual but am treated in a condescending manner.

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Great experience

I have no idea why there are all these bad reviews. (I wonder if they are all from one person with an axe to grind.) He is an excellent doctor. Explained everything very well and was extremely sensitive to my needs and questions. He made sure all my questions were answered and had a perfectly professional and humanizing bedside manner. I can't make sense of these other reviews and - if real - I wonder if they are talking about someone else. I saw Dr. Benjamin at DMA in Dedham.

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Awful Experience

After waiting half an hour past my appointment time for Dr. Benjamin, he dismissed me after a few unpleasant minutes. He did not listen to my explanations of symptoms and insisted on a diagnosis that was not applicable and did not even make sense! He was incredibly condescending and made me very uncomfortable. He did not give me any warning when he shoved a painful instrument up my nose. He also made strange comments that I did not consider professional. A HORRIBLE experience. I wish I had never set foot in his office.

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Never wanted to punch a doctor before.

Dr. Condescending acted like I was wasting his time by asking questions. He tried to change the subject every time we actually talked about why I was actually at the appointment. Literally dismissed me in less than 5 minutes. I made a misspoke on a question on my tonsils and it was like he was just waiting to pounce, because he jumped all over me. If he was younger it would've got confrontational, instead I just walked out affaire he tried to change the subject once again.

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Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings about Dr. Benjamin. He obviously lacks some basic social skills, but that doesn't make him a bad surgeon- just terrible at communicating in a respectful and clear manner. He is quite condescending and seems to assume his patients are all cognitively deficient. He seems reluctant to make a decision about surgery and therefore prefers I make frequent visits (every 2-3 weeks) so he can monitor me closely without actually providing any care. He is also quite insensitive to considering the cost of this to the patient (i can't take off work twice/month and pay my copay and deductible in order for him to make no decision whatsoever). He dismisses parent intuition and has therefore missed diagnosing deaf children until much later than necessary.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Benjamin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Faulkner Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Campus, Inc.L CORP
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Dedham Medical Association
  • Mass Eye and Ear Infirm
  • Deaconess-Glover Hospital
  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Boston University

    Graduated in 1972

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

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