Dr. Benjamin B. Close, MD

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Specializes in Internal Medicine • Male • Age 53

201 Pecan Park Ave
Alexandria, LA 71303
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Dr. Close:

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Dr. Close's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

CHRISTUS Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital
3330 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Rapides Regional Medical Center
211 4th Street
Alexandria, LA 71301

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Close

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Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Louisiana Allergy/Asthma Specs
Louisiana Allergy/Asthma Specs
201 Pecan Park Ave
Alexandria, LA 71303
Louisiana Allergy/Asthma Specs
140 E 5th St
Natchitoches, LA 71457
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    Dr. Close's Experience

    Specialties

    • Internal Medicine
    • Allergy & Immunology

    Board Certifications

    • Allergy & Immunology
    • Internal Medicine
    1
    • Allergy Shots
    • Allergy Skin Testing
    • Drug or Food Challenge
    2
    • Acute Pharyngitis
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Angioedema
    • Asthma
    • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
    • Bronchitis
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Dermatitis
    • Dermatitis Due to Food
    • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
    • Deviated Septum
    • Eosinophilia
    • Hives
    • Hypogammaglobulinemia
    • IgA Deficiency
    • Itchy Skin
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pollen Allergy
    • Rash
    • Toxic Effect of Venom
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    Background Check for Dr. Close

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
    Graduated in 1987

    Internship Hospital

    Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

    Residency Hospital

    Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

    Fellowship Hospital

    Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Close & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Close's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Close has admitting privileges:

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    • CHRISTUS Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital

    • Rapides Regional Medical Center

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Close

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Close to family and friends

    15 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Close's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 15 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Close
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    15 responses
    above
    national average

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    Is Dr. Close accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

    A
    Louisiana Allergy/Asthma Specs
    201 Pecan Park Ave
    Alexandria, LA 71303
    (318) 445-6221 (Office)
    B
    Louisiana Allergy/Asthma Specs
    140 E 5th St
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    (318) 445-6221 (Office)
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
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