Dr. George Benchimol, MD

Dr. George Benchimol, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

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Dr. George Benchimol, MD is a family medicine specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in family medicine and research.Read his story

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Dr. Benchimol's Experience

Dr. Benchimol's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Benchimol's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Benchimol "George M. Benchimol, M.D, FAAFP was born in Lakeland, Florida and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. He attended medical school in Puerto Rico graduating Cum Laude and completed his residency training at the University of Florida Family Practice program serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Benchimol served as Chief of Staff for AGH at Shands and as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Florida. He is board certified with the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Benchimol is listed in the publications of "The Best Doctors in America", "Florida's Best Doctors" and "Strathmore's Who's Who". He has extensive experience in clinical trials research in the areas of Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Depression, Sinusitis, Migraines, Epidemiology, Anti-biotic therapy et al. Dr. Benchimol has been in practice for 30 years and he is bi-lingual with Spanish being his second language."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benchimol "The goal of Family Practice and of Gainesville Family Physicians is to provide comprehensive, continual, high quality, cost-effective medical care in a compassionate and caring environment. "

2  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Research

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

21  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Echocardiography
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Stitches
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Caribe Puerto Rico
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Florida-Alachua General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The Best Doctors in America, 1996
  • Florida's Best Doctors, 2004
  • ABI Man of the Year Award, 2004
  • Cayey School of Medicine - Cum Laude, 1982
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Fellow, 1993
  • Physician of the Year, 1996
  • Strathmore's Who's Who Recipient, Lifetime
  • Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans, 1996
  • Florida Medical Association Certificate of Recognition for Indigent Care, 1997
Media & Publications

Dr. Benchimol has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benchimol's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benchimol to family and friends
39 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Benchimol's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

I had to reschedule an appointment because of transportation that did not arrive in time for my appointment. I was rescheduled for the following day; seen then by Dr. Benchimol, prescribed the appropriate antibiotic and was soon feeling so much better.
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I cannot speak for Dr. Benchimol himself, but the receptionist that I talked to on the phone needs some serious correction. She had intense attitude and immediately (15 seconds into the call) gave me the clear impression that I was not wanted. Any practice that is serious about treating people with...more
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My family and I have been patients of Dr. Benchimol since 1986. He is an outstanding physician. Has seen our family through many medical issues always with positive outcomes.
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I have recommended Dr. Benchimol to many people and will continue to do so. He is a great Dr and a caring individual. I have been very pleased with him, his staff and the overall experience that I have encountered over the years.
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Dr Benchimol has been my doctor for over 40 years. He is very thorough and keeps up-to-date on new medicines and procedures. He takes the time to answer all your questions and listens to your concerns
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