Dr. Benton Ashlock, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 41

Dr. Ashlock
Accepting new patients

Douglas Katsev MD

301 W Pueblo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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(805) 898-3400

Dr. Benton Ashlock, MD is a Pulmonologist in Santa Barbara, CA. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ashlock to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ashlock is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Experience
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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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Dr. Ashlock's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats Sleep Apnea more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ashlock treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats Wheezing more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ashlock treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats Shortness of Breath more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ashlock treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ashlock's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ashlock accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-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 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Ashlock's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ashlock

4.1

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
70%
(7)
4 Stars
10%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
20%
(2)
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Very compassionate and knowledgeable of my situation First visit
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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Oct 16, 2020
Dr Benton was personable, professional and well acquainted with me and my needs and results before I arrived. I found him to be helpful and quick to resolve my issues. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Peggy Tredway – Feb 12, 2020
i like him and i dont normaly like doctors
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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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cathi metze – Jan 18, 2020
He has been my pulmonologist for over a year now and has gone above and beyond for new. Great physician!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Maria McGee – Dec 15, 2018
He isn't a go by the book guy. He figures solutions for each case.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Dean – Sep 01, 2018
I went in for an acute lung injury and the doctor did not do a physical exam. He seemed to not believe my acute injury complaint but rather pushed me to get a sleep study totally unrelated to any of my complaints. AND he billed my insurance company for a diagnosis of sleep apnea which I had no symptoms of. This doctor needs to listen to his patients complaints better and learn to diagnosis correctly. Maybe return to medical school for more training in bedside manners and how to diagnosis.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Karen in Santa Barbara, CA – Jun 20, 2018
I'm a fairly new patient of Dr. Ashlock's. Not only was he extremely thorough overviewing my case history, but at my 1st appt. he was able to direct his questions to exactly the issues as if he'd been my Dr. from the beginning. I've now been with him close to a year and I'm more convinced than ever he was the perfect choice as my health issues present a certain amount of complexity. Additionally, his office staff are always polite and very diligent in their follow up with me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Christina in Buellton CA 93427 – Jan 07, 2018

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Benton Ashlock, MD is a Pulmonologist in Santa Barbara, CA. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

UC San Deigo Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital
Residency Hospital
Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Benton Ashlock, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ashlock frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Wheezing, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ashlock treats.

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Dr. Ashlock's office is located at 301 W Pueblo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Douglas Katsev MD

Sansum Orthopedic Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA301 W Pueblo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)