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About Dr. Sara E Benjamin
Dr. Sara E Benjamin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, MD, with another office in Columbia, MD. She has 17 years of experience. Her specialties include Sleep Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital Inc. Dr. Benjamin has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Sara E Benjamin has the following 3 specialties
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
Dr. Sara E Benjamin has the following 15 expertise
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorders
Dr. Sara E Benjamin has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Sara E Benjamin is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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've been seeing her for a while. At first my impression of her was positive because she was empathic and listened to me. But she kept saying she doesn't know whenever I asked her questions. Later I developed complications. That's when things took a turn for the worse. She was of no help at all. I'm in the process of getting a second opinion. I hope the lack of treatment hadn't harmed me permanently. I've lost so much time with this doctor. I expected better from someone who works at John Hopkins.
I had a cerebral spinal fluid leak but she never bothered to test for it. After finding I didn't have epilepsy, she wrote me off as crazy and kept sending me to psych. Psych made a referral back to her with a report that it was not psychological, she just told me she couldn't do anything else for me. No further testing. I could've easily died. I only found out once it healed on its own. My brain had herniated but she said that wouldn't cause any of my symptoms. It was the biggest symptom in and of itself. Stay away from this doctor.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015)
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 (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.
On-Time Doctor Award (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.
Dr. Benjamin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
17 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Sara E Benjamin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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