Dr. Benjamin McGrew, MD

NeurotologyMaleAge 53

Dr. McGrew
Accepting new patients

University Alabama ENT

2000 6th Ave S Fl 1 Birmingham, AL 35233

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(205) 934-9766

Dr. Benjamin McGrew, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Children's of Alabama and UAB Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McGrew to book an appointment.

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Dr. McGrew's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGrew treats Vertigo more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McGrew treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Bell's Palsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGrew treats Bell's Palsy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. McGrew treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Acoustic Neuroma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGrew treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 92% of his peers

Dr. McGrew treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. McGrew's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • ENT Cancer
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Myringotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Testing

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Dr. McGrew accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. McGrew's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGrew

3.6

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
62.16216216216216%
(23)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
2 Stars
8.108108108108109%
(3)
1 Star
27.027027027027028%
(10)
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What went well
  • Office environment (27)
  • Staff friendliness (25)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (25)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (19)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (12)
  • Appointment was rushed (11)
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I just read reviews saying Dr. MvGrew was rude and impatient, not answering questions. I find that difficult to believe and is the opposite by far of my experience with Dr. McGrew. I had a acustic neuroma brain tumor and had several appointments within before and after surgery and he always had time for my questions, to ask about my job and was always cordial. He had no time to waste but I was never put off by him. Sometime I think folks just need to grow up.
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Gregory Slappey – Dec 18, 2020
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I underwent Tympanoplasty and Mastoidectomy recently. I am very pleased with Dr. McGrew and the care I have received. I expected pain and have experienced none and very little discomfort. Will recommend him to my friends, family and co-workers. I will definitely use him for any future issues with my ears.
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E. Lenzi – Dec 18, 2019
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I have been his patient for 15 years. He has operated on me several times, treated me for many infections, and has worked diligently in trying to save as much of my hearing as he can. He has always been compassionate, informative, and kind to my children, who would often accompany me to appointments and operations. There is no one I would trust more with my life. 5 stars because that's the maximum - deserves 10.... Highly recommended! Dr. McGrew puts in the effort to discover the issues and with his skills, knowledge and experience, tackles them like a linebacker in an attempt to bring quality to your life. Our family is very grateful to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charlotte Alexander – Sep 13, 2019
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Lots of experience and knowledge. Explains everything to you in detail.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 16, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. McGrew since 2016. He has performed two surgeries on me, and I can't say enough good about him. He is very informative and spends time explaining my condition and treatment. He is VERY compassionate and I am very thankful for him. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Lenora Bolton in Red Bay , AL – Sep 26, 2018
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Doctor was inattentive, never introduced himself until I asked him What's your name? never seemed to genuinely care about my condition. Appointment was rushed and my questions were never answered. very rude and terrible experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 13, 2018
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Physician seemed quite competent with diagnosis, but was brusque and impatient in explaining condition to me. His manner was not easy to deal with.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa D. in Birmingham, AL – May 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin McGrew, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Education

2000
Otology Grp/Ear Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1998
West Virginia University Hosps
Residency Hospital
1994
West Virginia University
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Baylor University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Benjamin McGrew, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McGrew frequently treats Vertigo, Bell's Palsy, and Acoustic Neuroma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McGrew treats.

Where is Dr. Benjamin McGrew, MD's office located?

Dr. McGrew's office is located at 2000 6th Ave S Fl 1, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

University Alabama ENT

University Alabama ENT2000 6th Ave S Fl 1 Birmingham, AL 35233
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Children's of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received