Dr. Benhoor Soumekh, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 54
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Dr. Benhoor Soumekh, MD
Dr. Benhoor Soumekh, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Soumekh is affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital.


2211 Park Ave Ste 333

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Information

(612) 871-1144

Dr. Benhoor Soumekh, MD

Dr. Benhoor Soumekh, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Managed Care (Non-HMO)
  • MultiPlan
  • Ucare

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Dr. Soumekh's Experience

Dr. Soumekh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Otitis Media
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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.


  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Chldrns Hospital Of San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Soumekh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Soumekh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soumekh to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Soumekh's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Bedside manner was very much lacking. We took our two year old in for a consult and this doctor didn't once acknowledge the child; he just grabbed his head, roughly looked in the ears and mouth while my child was crying and saying 'owie' the whole time. I was disgusted. He doesn't react well to questions; giving very condescending answers as if you were very stupid to even ask. We then switched to a different ENT who treated our child (and us) with respect and are so glad we did! (try Oakdale!)
Minneapolis, MN |
Very unpleasant experience with Dr. Soumekh. I was in for an ear infection problem for my infant. He did about a 30 second exam, and then said I only had two options, wait for another ear infection then get tubes, or get tubes now. He gave me no explanation as to why he needed tubes, and when I asked he gave me a short, almost incomprehensible answer. Likely seeking further justification for his recommendation, he sent us for a hearing test which was a joke in my opinion. Getting 2nd opinion
in Minneapolis, MN |
We've worked with Dr. Soumekh on a number of occasions with my daughter, who has multiple medical difficulties. He's always been kind, understanding, respectful when we've had questions and has been collaborative with us and the other doctors and providers on my daughter's team. We've seen him in four different settings/locations and he always remembers all of us in the family. He was also able to quickly and accurately diagnose both a tumor in her cheek and an ear problem. Great experience!
Minneapolis, MN |
First impression was poor as he seemed to simply recite routine information to me about ear infections and ear tubes for my infant son. At the surgery I felt condescended to because I ask for further explanation.
in Minneapolis, MN |
We had been seeing Dr. Soumekh since my daughter was a micropreemie at Children's, and he was always my way or the highway. Terrible bedside manner and always wanted to go with the most extreme options. Our pediatrician was very concerned that he was wanting to do bronchoscopys every month between the time that my daughter was 5-11 months old, meaning she had to be put under general anesthesia each time. Never allows parent involvement in decisions and spends about a min doing exams.
San Diego, CA |
Was there for my 2.5 yo frequent ear infections. I was told the Dr is a pediatric ENT specialist. He had the worst "bed side manner" for a doctor who should know how to interact with kids. Actually, he never even acknowledged my son, just stuck things up his nose and ears. 30 seconds later told me my son needs tubes. When I tried to ask questions about how they work, he pointed to a diagram behind him. We might need tubes, but theres no way I will be getting them from him. Getting 2nd opinion
in Minneapolis, MN |
Went to Dr Soumekh with my son for concerns about his night snoring. Dr Soumekh did a 1 minute exam taking a quick peak of his tonsils and felt his lymph nodes before suggesting we remove his tonsils and adenoids. No other options were given and we left with a $270 after a 10 min visit. I ended up getting a second opinion before going straight to surgery and it was suggested we try an antihistamine and nasal spray. This has been successful and for now we have avoided surgery.
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Dr. Soumekh accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Managed Care (Non-HMO)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Ucare

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Hospitals where Dr. Soumekh has admitting privileges

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337
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HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital
1575 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109
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