Dr. Ben Behnam, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Behnam
Accepting new patients

Dermatology and Hair Restoration Specialists

2825 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 303a Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. Ben Behnam, MD is a Dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Behnam has more experience with Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. John's Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Behnam to book an appointment.


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Horrible experience. Terrible life long scars on chest. Traumatic.
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Biography

Dr. Ben Behnam, MD is a Dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Behnam has more experience with Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with St. John's Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Behnam to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Education

2008
UC Irvine
Residency Hospital
2005
UCLA - VA Greater Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1999
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Newsweek 10 Leaders in Surgery, 2011

Media & Publications

  • Removal of Smoker's Lines with CO2 Laser, 2012
  • Skin Cancer Awareness, 2012

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(310) 315-4989

Dr. Behnam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Silver Advantage-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Cigna HMO
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hair Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behnam treats Hair Loss more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Behnam treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Acne
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behnam treats Acne more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Behnam treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Skin Discoloration
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behnam treats Skin Discoloration more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Behnam treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Actinic Keratosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behnam treats Actinic Keratosis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Behnam treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behnam performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Behnam performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behnam performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Behnam performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Behnam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

Locations

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Dermatology and Hair Restoration Specialists2825 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 303a Santa Monica, CA 90404
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St. John's Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)