Dr. Benton Ashlock, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 40
  
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. Dr. Ashlock has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. 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.


At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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
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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
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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GEHA
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ashlock

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ashlock treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ashlock treats other conditions, please contact the office at (805) 898-3400.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats Sleep Disorders more than 97% of their peers

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

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ashlock treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats Asthma more than 94% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Ashlock performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ashlock treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Ashlock performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashlock treats Bronchiectasis more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Ashlock treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

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Dr. Ashlock's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease

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
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Oct 16, 2020
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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
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i like him and i dont normaly like doctors
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cathi metze – Jan 18, 2020
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He has been my pulmonologist for over a year now and has gone above and beyond for new. Great physician!
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Maria McGee – Dec 15, 2018
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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
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Dean – Sep 01, 2018
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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
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Karen in Santa Barbara, CA – Jun 20, 2018
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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.
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Christina in Buellton CA 93427 – Jan 07, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Benton Ashlock, MD is a Pulmonologist in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Ashlock has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease,...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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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