Dr. Charles Benage, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Benage
Accepting new patients

Spokane Valley Ear, Nose, & Throat, PS

1424 N Mcdonald Rd Ste 101 Spokane Valley, WA 99216

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(509) 928-7272

Dr. Charles Benage, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Benage has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MultiCare Deaconess Hospital and Multicare Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benage to book an appointment.


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Dr. Benage accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
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Balance Gold 1000 + Hear/Vis PPO
Balance Gold 1000 PCP + Hear/Vis PPO
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Balance Silver 2000 PPO
Bronze 5250 HSA High Deductible
Bronze 5500 PPO
Bronze 6350 PPO
Gold 1000 PPO
Gold 1500 PPO
Heritage Plus
Heritage Plus Alaska
Medicare Advantage Plus HMO
Medicare Advantage Plus HMO-POS
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Silver 2000 PPO
Silver 2500 HSA High Deductible
Principal Financial Group
Priority Health
Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Sleep Disorders more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Sleep Apnea more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Otologic Care

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 Care specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Outer Ear Infection more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Conductive Hearing Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Conductive Hearing Loss more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Deafness
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benage treats Deafness more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Benage treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

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Dr. Benage's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Benage's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benage

3.0

Based on 10 ratings

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Dr Benage was very professional and knew exactly what needed to be done to help my ear/hearing condition. His experience shows in his kind nature and excellent clinical skills. As a health care provider myself, his quality care was greatly appreciated. Dr. S.
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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Caution to future patients: although this office and physician may be "in network" with your particular health insurance, the anesthesiologist MAY NOT be "in network", AND this office will not inform prospective patients of this fact prior to procedure. Check with your insurance company on this. The anesthesiologist, Dr Ferdinand, is a private contractor to this doctor's office. After a procedure, you could be slapped with an additional large bill from the anesthesiologist. like we did..
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Spokane Valley Ear, Nose and Throat we specialize in disorders of the head, neck, ear and face. Our goal as physicians is to provide high quality, comprehensive care in a caring and compassionate manor. We strive to constantly update our skills an...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1986
Strong Meml Hospital University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1983
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Internship Hospital
1980
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Spokane Valley Ear, Nose, & Throat, PS

Spokane Valley Ear, Nose, & Throat, PS1424 N Mcdonald Rd Ste 101 Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Affiliated Hospitals

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MultiCare Deaconess Hospital

Spokane, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Multicare Valley Hospital

Spokane Valley, WA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

Spokane, WA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)