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About Dr. Richard G Bennett

Dr. Richard G Bennett, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Monica, CA, with another office in Pasadena, CA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Bennett is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Huntington Hospital and Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Bennett has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard G Bennett is Great. Dr. Richard G Bennett has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard G Bennett is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Bennett Surgery Centers

1301 20th St Ste 570
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Bennett Surgery Center

50 Alessandro Pl Ste 130
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Specialties

Dr. Richard G Bennett has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Melanoma
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Rash
  • Mole
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Psoriasis
  • Mohs Surgery (Dermatological Surgery)
  • Clinical Research
  • Colon Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Excision
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Rosacea
  • Basal Cell
  • Celiac Disease
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Actinic Keratosis

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Poor Bedside manner. Tries to overbill you and has his staff be rude in the process . The staff did not explain the procedure and did not tell the truth about how the fees can increase significantly .

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First Rate Doctor

A+ talent and performance. Dr. Bennett performed a significant squamous cell cancer removal approximately 25 years ago with no recurrence! I've been back many times since, including yesterday, to check out numerous moles that all turned out to be nothing. Dr. Bennett and his team are super-talented, hard-working, meticulous, caring, and honest. Southern California is so lucky to have this level of talent located here. It is true that if there is a serious cancer procedure it can take a day of hanging out to ensure that Dr. Bennett and his team get all of the cancer cells removed without cutting away more good cells than necessary. It is so worthwhile for any patient who cares about the result to wait for this well-established process to be complete. I was able to bring plenty of reading and writing material so that I wasted no time. But Dr. Bennett, his assisting doctors, nurses, and staff stayed until late to finish, demonstrating enormous dedication. If you are lucky enough to get Dr. Bennett as your doctor, you are getting the invaluable benefit of his extensive training, tremendous experience, and rare talent, both as a Moe's surgeon and as a dermatologist. You are also getting an additional something very special with a doctor of integrity who puts his patients first. Don't be fooled by his quiet, serene, and unassuming nature. He is performing at a peak level and training his fellow doctors at the same time. This is a blessing for his patients, his fellow doctors, his staff, and the community. There is a good reason he has consistently been voted by his peers as one of America's Top Doctors in Dermatology, with Moe's Surgery as one of his acknowledged specialties. Only approximately 1% of doctors receive this honor from their colleagues each year, but Dr. Bennett has received this honor repeatedly. I just saw that he has again been voted into Castle Connolly's most recent 14th Edition of America's Top Doctors.

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Two Stars

I was in Dr. Bennet's office about 10 hrs. He does' really explain things to his patients or at least to me. Poor rapport with his patients to make you feel at ease. Plus I wonder if I even had Moh's surgery, he took a large area and then did a flap but never explained anything to me. Maybe it is because I am a nurse and a woman. He spent time on my stitches because there were a lot to do, maybe some sensitivity is greatly needed.!

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If you see him at UCLA, you will have to pay his rent in addition to your co-pay!

I was referred to Dr. Bennett because he is a specialist in a skin condition I have. After waiting months for the appointment, he spent maybe 10-15 minutes with me. Did not even initially ask to see my skin. Despite being a "specialist" in this condition, his suggested treatment methods (surgery/antibiotics) were old fashioned and ineffective, and he was unwilling to even entertain the possibility of new ideas that there is ample anecdotal evidence might work. OK, so I wasted some time and a $20 co-payment, so what? Well, a couple of weeks later I get another bill for $163. When I call UCLA to inquire about this, I was informed that this bill was for rental of the hospital room in which the Dr. and I met. He has an office in an office building elsewhere but only sees patients with this particular condition at UCLA, and we are required to pay his rent. I have an good PPO plan for which I had already reached my deductible, but it has a separate in-hospital deductible that I hadn't reached yet, so I had to pay the full amount. Nearly $200 for a 15 minute appointment with a surgery mill and a Dr. who is not up to date on his "specialty". Be warned before going to see this Dr. you are paying for his general business expenses and rent.

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Dr. Bennett is THE BEST!

I have had several skin cancer lesions removed by Dr. Bennett. His level of knowledge and care and follow-up post op we're excellent. I trust him with my face as this is where all the skin cancer shows up.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012)

    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.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

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    America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    48 Years Experience

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard G Bennett accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
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