Dr. Donald Benefield, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Donald Benefield, MD
Dr. Donald Benefield, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Gulfport, MS. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Benefield is affiliated with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Garden Park Medical Center.

14225 Dedeaux Rd

Gulfport, MS 39503

Contact Information

(228) 328-0972

Dr. Donald Benefield, MD

Dr. Donald Benefield, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 94% of peers
Trichiasis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benefield "The work that we do is rewarding every day because it transforms lives. We are honored to serve the people of the greater Gulf Coast area by providing compassionate, innovative, comprehensive medical and surgical eye care. Our vision includes contributing to our greater community, both locally and globally."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Alton Ochsner Meml Fdn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benefield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benefield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benefield to family and friends
4.0
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Benefield's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Long Beach, MS |
Dr. Benefield is by far the best, most thorough ophthalmologist I have ever had care for my eyes. He explains what he is doing and what he thinks needs to happen very clearly and concisely. His staff is phenomenal. I am in the process of having my cataracts taken care of and I can only give 5 gazillion stars to my experience....pre-op, in the surgery area, and post-op. EVERYTHING explained in detail and in a very reassuring way. AND I can see clearly now....!!
in Gulfport, MS |
He is a very good eye surgeon which is why he has such a large patient load.
in Gulfport , MS |
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Dr. Benefield accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Benefield has admitting privileges

Garden Park Medical Center
15200 Community Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
4500 13th St
Gulfport, MS 39501
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