Dr. Brent Benscoter, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Dr. Brent Benscoter, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Benscoter has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benscoter to book an appointment.

Dr. Benscoter

Expo Pointe Imaging Center

1111 Exposition Blvd Bldg 700 Sacramento, CA 95815
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Benscoter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Benscoter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Benscoter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 736-3399.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Benscoter is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Otitis Media
Cholesteatoma
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Dr. Benscoter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(916) 736-3399

Dr. Benscoter accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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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
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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EPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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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
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
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 Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Benscoter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benscoter

4.6

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (23)
  • Appointment scheduling (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (22)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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Dr Benscoter and his team are excellent. I’ve dealt with him for over a year now and I’ve received nothing but the best care. He is very patient and knowledgeable regarding my issue. Will definitely recommend
What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kiran Singh – Mar 03, 2021
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Dr Ben is the best!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 03, 2021
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Dr Benscoter has been treating my meniere's disease for a few years. He's incredibly patient in answering my questions & always explains my options for treatment. He even did an unscheduled procedure for me because he knew I had driven a long distance to see him. He's really great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Beth – Dec 09, 2020
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I had an ear infection which lasted about 3 months. I visited my primary 3 times during the three month period. Anyway, Dr. Benscoter treated the infection quickly.
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Sara – Aug 07, 2020
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The best doctor!
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Tetiana in Sacramento, CA – Jan 23, 2019
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I had concerns about my hearing degradation over the last few years and Dr. Benscoter provided excellent medical advice. He is very knowledgeable and up on the latest medical treatment options and surgeries available. He gave me the pros and cons of the different options which made me feel so much more comfortable. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family.
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
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MD in none – Aug 27, 2018
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Dr. Benscoter saw my dad about hearing loss and recommended a cochlear implant. At first we were apprehensive about the idea of surgery but he took time to answer all of our questions. He treated us just like family which my mom really appreciated. Now 3 months later dad has had the surgery and had the cochlear implant activated. He is already hearing better and I know will continue to improve. Our whole outlook on his hearing problems has changed. He is engaging with family again. Tha
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
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CK – Aug 27, 2018
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After months of experiencing painful ear discomfort and hearing loss, I sought treatment and was diagnosed with Cholesteatoma. I consulted with several doctors and surgeons. After careful consideration I chose Dr. Benscoter, based on his confident knowledge, detailed communication, and kind and patient beside manner. I didn’t ever feel rushed talking to him in my consult or after the surgery. He regularly gave me the opportunity to ask more questions and this made me feel very comfortable.
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
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Will Brown in Sacramento, OR – Jul 02, 2018
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Dr. Benscoter is very professional and detail oriented. His medical knowledge of other balance issues was even beyond that of his ENT training. He's patient and very intent on listening to his patients. You can almost see his brain calculating and processing everything he's hearing trying to formulate the best course of action. I truly believe I've been treated by the best ENT in the state.
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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G.H. in CA – Jun 12, 2018
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After 2 years of seeking help from IU physicians, I was referred to Dr. Benscoter. He quickly performed procedures to help alleviate my problems. He then determined that I had an infection of the mastoid bone and performed surgery. It was masterful like a fine tuned instrument. The scar is barely noticeable. He was my ENT for 2 yrs, treating other ear issues and diminished hearing. He is sorely missed at the Midwest Ear Clinic. I might have to fly to Sacramento . He is the best!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Joy Gerber in Bloomington, Indiana – Mar 23, 2018
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He is amazing and the staff are great ! He is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone !
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Gina Ramirez – Mar 06, 2018
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Dr Benscoter and his staff are excellent providers. They all have fantastic "bed-side" manners, and thoroughly answer my questions.
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Indianapolis, IN – Apr 05, 2017
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After 60 years of recurrent ear infections that left me in severe pain I was referred to Dr. Benscoter for treatment. I really expected nothing more than a codeine based painkiller and antibiotic ear drops. But my condition was now causing bouts of dizziness and complete loss of balance. No pun intended, but Dr. Benscoter looked deeper into my ear problem with balance tests, ear draining and antibiotics. I have been free of ear infections for the past year. Thank you so much.
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Johannah Doecke in Indianapolis, IN – Mar 17, 2017
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Although I definitely didn't get much of a "caring" vibe from him, I don't usually judge a doctor by that, because I really don't care how nice they are. I only care how good they are. Unfortunately, he is neither nice nor evidently very good. If his equipment can't dx you, he just presumes you "may" have something, tells you the dx you "may" have via a letter in the mail with an rx for a heavy med, and won't talk to you absent an appt. No evidence; no discussion (without a fee, of course).
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Emily J. in Indiana – Mar 08, 2017
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Very neglecting. I came to see him twice. I had an earache with no ear infection. I get that it's hard to find the source of referred pain, and it requires a lot of knowledge, so I don't blame him. However, I also complained about headaches and very bad congestion. I insisted he check my sinuses. He looked in my nose and he said it doesn't look bad (yes, this is how an ENT checks sinuses). There was no culture done for my throat. A week later, I was diagnosed elsewhere with acute sinusitis.
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Violetta in Indianapolis, IN – Dec 24, 2016
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Dr. Benscoter is very thorough and very personable. I would recommend him to anyone who needs care in his specialty.
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Judith Wilkes in Indianapolis, IN – Jun 20, 2016
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I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma and had surgery in April, 2015. Dr. Benscoter is an excellent surgeon, as well as being very kind and caring.
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Joanna Switzer in Plainfield, IN – Jun 13, 2016
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Dr. Benscoter at Midwest Ear Institute is one of the best, most professional doctors I have met. I have a lot of health problems and have been to a lot of doctors. I have chronic ear. Dr. Benscoter has helped me immensely. He always keeps me in the loop as to what to expect and my surgery has had a great outcome. I can hear better. He is professional and answers all of my questions and even takes my calls after-hours. I will continue to see Dr. Benscoter and would tell my friends to see him also
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Jeff Baldwin in Indianapolis, IN – Jun 13, 2016
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I was the first patient for Dr. Benscoter in his new office on Shadeland Avenue in Indianapolis several months ago. I was diagnosed with a perforation in my ear drum and was given instructions on the care of my ear or to elect surgery to close it. I chose to just keep it checked periodically. Dr. Benscoter was very professional and took great care in cleaning my ears. I appreciate his kindness and follow up with my ears and feel he is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to others.
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Diane Leeds in Fishers, IN – May 19, 2016
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Dr. Benscoter at Midwest Ear Institute exceeded my expectations. I've had a pain in my left ear for months and finally found my way to Midwest Ear Institute. Dr. Benscoter was able to identify the cause and put together a solution right away. Not only that, he took time to explain the next steps and make sure I understood & was comfortable with the procedure. He is exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a bright, compassionate doctor.
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Judith Philips in Indianapolis, IN – May 18, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Brent J. Benscoter, MD, is a specialist in the field of otology and neurotology, specializing in hearing disorders, chronic ear disease, Meniere's disease,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Education

2014
Michigan Ear Inst
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Loyola University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med
Medical School
2001
University Of Mo Columbia
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Benscoter frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Benscoter specializes.

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Dr. Benscoter's office is located at 1111 Exposition Blvd Bldg 700, Sacramento, CA 95815. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Expo Pointe Imaging Center1111 Exposition Blvd Bldg 700 Sacramento, CA 95815
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received