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About Dr. Richard E Bensinger

Dr. Richard E Bensinger, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard E Bensinger is Great. Dr. Richard E Bensinger has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard E Bensinger is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Richard E Bensinger Md

1221 Madison St Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
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Dr. Richard E Bensinger 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

    11 Expertise

  • Vision Issues
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Pain
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
  • Blindness
  • Eye Exam
  • Macular Degeneration

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Extremely Unpleasant Dr.

He was extremely unpleasant and made me uncomfortable. My simple presence clearly annoyed him.

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One Star

I totally agree with two of the previous reviews-dirty, cluttered, unprofessional, etc. First, I was shocked at the condition of the office, to begin with, then shocked at what the doctor did. L&I had referred him - caution #1! Some of the first words that came out of his mouth as he sat and leaned forward to me were, "Must be nice to be on L&I while the market is so low." I was so taken back by this, it almost took my breath away. When I caught myself, I vehemently said, 'NO, that is NOT the way it is and if you knew what I have and am still going thru you wouldn't have said that!" He pulled out a small vile and I said, "Oh, you are going to dilate my eyes?" He said no he wasn't because he wanted me to be able to drive home. Well, he DID dilate my eyes and I could barely drive home without sunglasses. When I called him and asked him what he did to my eyes and did he dilate them, he responded that he HAD NOT dilated my eyes. After some not-so-good dialogue with him that was going nowhere, I told him this was such a bad experience that I would be forced to report this to L&I. He said he was sorry I felt I had to do that. The next morning, with 3 witnesses around me, he called and the people there could hear the conversation. He said ... you won't believe this ... I thought about what may have happened. I did dilate the lady before you and maybe a drop fell on the arm of the chair and you put your finger in it and got it in your eyes. I laughed and said, YOU ARE KIDDING, aren't you? He said, no he wasn't. I still can't believe this but it is the truth. Need I say anymore!?

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Total waste of time and money.

This Doctor is the most unprofessional I have ever attended. His office is dirty, old equipment and the Doctor is not thorough. He put drops in my eyes for the exam which never dilated my eyes and proceeded with the exam to find nothing wrong with my eyes.The whole exam took less than 15 minutes from the time I was called into the exam room and came out after the exam to the reception area.. When I came out from the exam, my wife said to me, "your eyes are not even dilated". The paperwork advised there should be someone to come along with you to drive you home. No need for that, I drove myself just fine. This was the most waste of patients time and money. This was a exam for the Veterans Aministration. I am thinking he has a problem with Veterans. Never so disappointed in an eye exam in my life. I have previous medical records that show that I have mild cataracts. Receptionist was snacking on chips while patients are in reception area. The whole appointment was so unprofessional.

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This is the most unsanitary, unprofessional doctor I have ever been to. There is junk all over his office, makeup all over the machine he uses to check your eyes. He never introduced himself to me, and was putting numbing solution in my eyes without my consent. The secretary was on the phone discussing detailed information in earshot about a disabled patient (a major HIPAA violation). Stay far away from here unless you want other patients to know personal information about you and pink eye.

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Five Stars

Dr Bensinger has been my eye doctor for a long time. He's always the most caring, fun person! Very informative and relaxing. Highly recommended!

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  • Education

    49 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1969

  • Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard E Bensinger accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
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Locations & Directions

Richard E Bensinger Md, 1221 Madison St Ste 1200, Seattle, WA


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