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Neurosurgery

Male, Age 56, Graduated 1983, University Of Texas Medical School At Houston

5263 S Highway 95 Suite 101
Fort Mohave, AZ 86426
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Dr. Venger's Specialty

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management Nursing

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Pain, Postoperative
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Wrist Pain
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Dr. Venger's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
      Graduated: 1983
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Baylor College Of Med
      Graduated: 1984
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Baylor College Of Med
      Graduated: 1989

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Venger's Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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Sanctions

Sanctions history found

Disciplinary action in another state  (6/20/2014)
Action Taken: Probation
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
State: California

Professional Misconduct  (5/14/2012)
Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Benjamin Venger has been released from the May 2009 Order.
State: Nevada

Disciplinary action in another state  (1/6/2010)
Action Taken: Surrender
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Benjamin Herschel Venger; License # C50264; Nature of Complaint: The physician has been the subject of disciplinary actions in other states. The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners on 05-14-2009 placed the physician on probation for a period of thirty-six months subject to various probationary terms and conditions. The action was based upon the physician had testified untruthfully in a civil proceeding and knowingly offered untruthful and professional medical opinions during sworn deposition and trial testimony. The Arizona Medical Board on 06-04-2009 issued the physician a Decree of Censure and ordered the physician to pay a civil penalty for providing false testimony as an expert witness. Action Taken: The Medical Board of California has accepted the Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of California.
State: California

Disciplinary action in another state  (11/23/2009)
Action Taken: Reprimand
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Benjamin H. Venger; License # 336427-1205

Nature of Complaint:

The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners placed the physician on probation in May 2009.

Action Taken:

The physician's license to practice medicine and surgery and to administer and prescribe controlled substances were given a Public Reprimand by the board. The physician also has conditions to meet in the State of Utah while the physician is on probation in the State of Nevada.

May 16, 2012 - License Reinstated with Full Privileges.

State: Utah

What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

Board action history found

Failure to keep adequate medical records  (11/30/2012)
Action Taken: Fine
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
State: Nevada

What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 
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