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About Dr. Jay B Benson
Dr. Jay B Benson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Rocky Hill, CT, with other offices in New Haven, CT and Ellington, CT . He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology, Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Benson has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Jay B Benson has the following 3 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- Addiction Medicine
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
- 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.
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative Colitis
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I have tried other addiction facilities throughout my struggle with recovery. I found most of them to be just a business. They give you Suboxone, charge you a ton of money and send you on your way. I have been seeing Doctor Benson and this is the longest stretch I have gone without using drugs. At Connecticut Addiction Medicine you have to go to all of your group therapy sessions. When I started going to group, I though that it was a huge waste of my time. At some point, I began listening to others. When we are in session Doctor Benson has us working as a group. If Doctor Benson is concerned with a certain behavioral pattern he asks the group our opinion. When I started opening up to others and listening to them, I was able to use my groups advise to help in my recovery. Doctor Benson fully understands what we are going through. I believe it is because of his understanding he is genuine in his compassion for us. Don't get me wrong, if you start failing on your urine samples, he will shake you up. There is a zero tolerance policy there. No drugs, no alcohol. If you fail three urines they help you to find a more intense program for you. I believe that I never needed an intense program. I just needed a facility that cared enough to keep tabs on me. Every week I am asked how my week went. Did I have any urges or cravings. If I did I get techniques to help me battle them. Because I am in group sessions I feel a responsibility to them to keep fighting. When it comes right down to it, I believe my success is due to Doctor Benson. When Doctor Benson was on vacation, I had to go to another Doctor in that group. I believe his last name started with an A. He was rude, curt, and dismissive. I felt like I was in a totally different facility. His demeanor was so off putting. You could tell we were just money and he had to deal with us low lives to get it. Doctor Benson is totally different. He is a true gentleman that genuinely cares about his patients. You can see the worry in his eyes when one of his patients in group starts falling back to drugs. He understands what is at risk. If you have the kind of addiction I have, we really don't live that long. We really need the help and support that is hard to find. Doctor Benson comes from the generation that went into Doctoring because they wanted to care for patients. Todays Doctors like the previous Doctor I mentioned with an A in his last name, only got into it for money. When I went to Doctor A, you could tell he was just miserable in his job and hated to deal with us low life junkies. Doctor Benson sees value in all of us "low lives". I believe Doctor Benson views us as good people who made a very bad decision and he is there to help. SO DONT GO TO DOCTOR A>>>MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR DOCTOR BENSON. It will be the best thing that you ever did for yourself. If you don't want to live each day like the last miserable day. If you are tired of never having any money, if you lost all of your friends, and your own family is scared that you are going to rob them...Go see him. He will change your life. He changed mine. I went from intensive care and almost death, to loving life again...THANK YOU DOCTOR BENSON. YOU MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE AND SUCH A POSSITIVE IMPACT IN MY LIFE.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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.
46 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
University Of Connecticut Health Center
Dr. Jay B Benson accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
- Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
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