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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.Read more

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George M. Benchimol, M.D, FAAFP was born in Lakeland, Florida and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. He attended...Read more

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Dr. Benchimol's Performance
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Patient Reviews (5)
in Tampa, Fl |
I have been with Dr. B for many years and I can’t say enough about his care. His office and professionalism is excellent. I appreciate the care he gives me and whatever time I need. I like the way he treats me as a whole person and not a bunch of problems.
Tampa, Fl |
Dr. B. is the best doc ever. We've been going to him for a long time. He has been my primary care physician for many years. Dr. B. always gives us the best advise, and great care and excellent treatment in every visit.
in Gainesville, Fl |
Dr. Benchimol is the best doctor.
Gainesville, Fl |
Dr. Benchimol is an outstanding physician, I have been a patient for over 30 years and started at the office across from AGH. He has an excellent bedside manner and will always give you the time you need. Our whole family sees Dr. B and loves him. We think of him as part of our family and recommend him highly!
in Gainesville, FL |
Dr. Benchimol is a wonderful doctor. He is very thorough and takes the time to listen to his patients.
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Dr. Benchimol says...

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.

Dr. Benchimol's Care Philosophy

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. 

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

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
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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Emphysema
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight Loss


  • Medical School
    University Caribe Puerto Rico

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Florida-Alachua General Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Florida

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University of South Florida

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Family Medicine
  • Research

Procedures Performed

  • 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