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Dr. Chris H Benson has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Chris H Benson has the following 10 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Patient Care
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Chris H Benson has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Chris H Benson is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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I came to Dr. Benson as a young female with chronic pain and fatigue, referred by my family doc after some really scary labs. High ESR, positive RF, low-grade temp, joint and soft tissue pain, and on and on. When he walked in the door, he asked me, "So, what kind of drugs are you wanting?" I have never been so hurt and humiliated in my life! It took everything I had to even GO to the doctor because of attitudes like this, and I'd been dealing with this for so long at that point, I'd just about given up. I've heard many positive things about Dr. Benson, and I truly wish that mine had been one. Instead, I stopped going and suffered about 9 more years before trying another doctor. Sad. I feel like I've wasted a lot of years not being able to enjoy my life.
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Patients' Choice Award (2012)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
40 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
Dr. Chris H Benson accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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