Dr. Brent Benscoter, MD

Dr. Brent Benscoter, MD

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Dr. Brent Benscoter, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, neurotology, and more.Read his story

Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat

1111 Exposition Blvd Ste 700

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Growers Insurance Services

Background Check

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. Benscoter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vertigo
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benscoter treats Vertigo more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Benscoter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benscoter treats Ear Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Benscoter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Meniere's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benscoter treats Meniere's Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Benscoter treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Benscoter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Wound Repair

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, facial nerve disorders and cochlear implants, as well as acoustic neuroma and skull base surg...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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
2014
2012
2007
2001

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Dr. Benscoter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benscoter

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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Dr Benscoter and his staff are excellent providers. They all have fantastic "bed-side" manners, and thoroughly answer my questions.
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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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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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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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Dr. Benscoter is very thorough and very personable. I would recommend him to anyone who needs care in his specialty.
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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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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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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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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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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Delta Health System
Health Net
Humana
MultiPlan
Tricare
Triwest
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Growers Insurance Services

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Sutter Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

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