Dr. Al Benson III, MD

Dr. Al Benson III, MD

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Medical Oncology  |  
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66 y/o
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Dr. Al Benson III, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 21-100

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Neuroendocrine Tumors
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pancreatic Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benson III ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "
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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benson III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benson III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benson III to family and friends
5.0
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Dr. Benson III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Benson III accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Benson III has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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