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About Dr. Matthew S Benz

Dr. Matthew S Benz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Benz is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Benz has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Matthew S Benz is Great. Dr. Matthew S Benz has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Matthew S Benz is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Vitreoretinal Consultants Association

6560 Fannin St Ste 750
Houston, TX 77030
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Dr. Matthew S Benz has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    21 Expertise

  • Retinal Disorders
  • Vision Issues
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Vitrectomy
  • Retinal Perforations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retina Surgery
  • Eye Pain
  • Cataract
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Cancer (Retinal Neoplasm)
  • Blindness
  • Uveitis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Eye Exam

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Worst Bedside Manner Ever

The staff is wonderful. but Dr. Benz has no bedside manner at all. I had an emergency retinal surgery on Christmas Eve. The retina was detaching from the macula. After an ER visit I was told to get to this group, ASAP. I went in, the doctors at the office examined me and said I needed immediate surgery. They called Dr. Benz who was doing surgery. I was told I needed to pay him immediately $3,500. I did not have insurance and asked if I could make a partial payment. I was told no, he needed full payment. If I couldn't pay, then I could go to Ben Taub Hospital but since it was not life threatening, they probably would not see me right away and I would lose the sight in my eye. I was able to have a family member put his fee on a credit card. At the hospital as I was awaiting to go in, twice the surgical nurse asked me to sign the forms that Dr. Benz had gone over. I told him I had not talked to Dr. Benz. I was finally asked to just sign them. I would never, ever go to him or recommend him. He is a great technical surgeon, but he is not the only great surgeon in the Houston Medical Center. This is the best medical center in the world.

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Full Review Rating Breakdown

Baylor College of Medicine Graduate with lots of knowledge and skill, could use a breath mint from time to time, but trust the answers I got from the doctor.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1997

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Matthew S Benz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Vitreoretinal Consultants Association, 6560 Fannin St Ste 750, Houston, TX


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