Our doctor, Dr. Benson, and friend and spiritual brother, has kept us well (as possible) at our age. We thank him and love him.
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
With over 25 years of experience practicing internal medicine in Northwest Arkansas, I have developed relationships with many fine specialists to help assist us with your individual care. I want to create a medical experience centered around the patient. I have found that stronger doctor-patient relationships lead to better outcomes and patient satisfaction.
My specific areas of interest are cardiovascular health, prevention and wellness medicine, prevention of cancer and men’s and women’s health.
Dr. Benson's Credentials
Tulsa Medical Center
Internal Medicine 1987-1990
Tulsa Medical Center
University of Osteopath Medicine and Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine 1986
Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts, Physiology 1982
Diplomate, National Board of Osteopathic Medicine
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
- Co-Director of PNT Utilization Review 1991-present
- Co-Director, Medical Services, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Utilization Review 1995-present
- President, Medical Executive Committee 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
- Vice-President, Medical Executive Committee 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Washington Regional Diagnostic Clinic 1990-present
Director, Diabetes Education Nutrition, Washington Regional Medical Center 2009-2012
Utilization Review, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Springwoods Hospital 2010-2012
Clinical Instructor, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1989-1990
Emergency Medicine Physician, Henryetta Medical Center 1987-1990
Emergency Medicine Physician, Cleveland Area Hospital 1987-1990
American Osteopathic Association
Arkansas Osteopathic Association
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Benson
I have been going to Dr.Benson for many years. I I feel like I am like family when I see him. He is easy to talk to and always has given his best advise. He is also a Christian and I am so thankful to have him as my doctor. I would recommend him to anyone for any problems they might have.
Dr Benson is one of the most compassionate and caring people I know and am proud to have him as my Physician. He utilizes his Christian beliefs to provide the type of caring and medical care that all individuals want and deserve. He is proactive with my health and always there when I need him. He not only cares about me as a person, but I also now care about him as a person. All of his… See more
Had been complaining for awhile with various doctors about fatigue, but was resistant to sleep study because I knew I didn't have sleep apnea. Dr. Benson suggested wearing the pulse oximeter which did show low oxygen at night. A sleep study was required to treat that; so I completed the study. which showed I did not have sleep apnea, but did have nocturnal hypoxia. Did the appropriate… See more
I was going through a severe bout of depression and anhedonia. I was convinced that I would never get better and I was destined to live the rest of my life in darkness. I saw Dr. Benson and he got on the phone with a psychiatrist right there in the exam room. Dr. Benson adjusted my medications based on what the psychiatrist suggested and after having been on them for a while, I can say that I… See more
Because I had a history of smoking for most of my life, Dr. Benson suggested placing me in a local program for annual low-dose scans of the chest. The third annual scan detected a spot on my lung so another scan was scheduled for three months later. I was completely asymptomatic but that scan revealed an increase in the size of the spot. Two weeks later, after further tests, my right lower… See more
Since I joined MDVIP, I have seeing Dr. Benson.
Dr. Benson is not only a fantastic doctor, but is a fantastic friend.
He takes the time to explain all tests and personal stressors I have, and never seems to be in a hurry to leave the room. Never had such a medical professional spent this amount of quality time with me.
I will recommend him to anyone I meet, or if asked about… See more
I am very pleased that I made the decision to join MDVIP and chose Dr. Benson as my personal physician. Dr. Benson is very thorough and has made a difference in my health a wellness and I know that he is there for me when I need him. No more wasting time and money on quick clinic or ER visits because I can't see my own physician who knows my history and medication. Dr. Benson is very… See more
I have been with Dr. Benson since 1994 and decided to stay with him when he joined MDVIP. He is truly a very caring physician, takes time to listen to you instead of hurrying you out of his office and has excellent staff. I would rate him well above a 5.
Happy Doctor's Day to my favorite, Dr. Benson, you have seen us through many serious illness and always made sure we saw the best specialists that could help us. We are grateful that you want to find problems before they become overwhelming big problems. Thank you for caring, for being a doctor that listens and for being a good friend, as well. Blessing to you always.
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