Dr. George Benchimol, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 64

Dr. Benchimol
Telehealth services available

Gainesville Family Physicians

6900 NW 9th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32605

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(352) 333-6680

Dr. George Benchimol, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Gainesville, FL. He is affiliated with North Florida Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benchimol to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Benchimol's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breath Testing
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Echocardiography
  • Emphysema
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Stitches
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • X-Ray

Dr. Benchimol's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benchimol

4.7

Based on 92 ratings

5 Stars
88.04347826086956%
(81)
4 Stars
3.260869565217391%
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3 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
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1 Star
6.521739130434782%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (76)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (76)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (75)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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Was yearly fiscal and like always they are very efficient. Our family has been patients of Dr Benchimol for close to 20 years. He and all the staff are excellent.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Darlene B. – Jul 25, 2020
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Excellent care
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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Ron Griffis – Jul 21, 2020
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Have enjoyed our relationship with Dr Benchimol over the years. He is attentive to our health concerns and has always treated us with respect. He enjoys fishing story’s .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Paul Clendenin – Jul 04, 2020
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Beat Doctor ever! I have been seeing Dr Benchimol for 30 years now. He takes time to listen when I have concerns. I have referred many people to him over the years and he will be my doctor until he retires. I can’t say enough good about him.
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Lisa Barcia – Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. Benchimol was very attentive to my questions. He listened to my concerns and referred me to ER @ NFRMC for immediate follow-up.
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Rebecca Kirkland – Jun 25, 2020
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Very personal, and professional. Helps you to understand all aspects of your health as well as giving you advice for maintaining good health in the future.
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Frederick Edwards – Jun 22, 2020
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Dr Benchimol is INCREDIBLE! Whether it is a minor or more serious issue, he intently listens while quickly and efficiently addressing problem. He is compassionate without coddling. I appreciate his experience and help with our whole family. We have lived in various cities, Dr Benchimol is the best family doctor we have had.
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Jun 22, 2020
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You won't spend your valuable time waiting. I generally see Dr. B within 15 min of my appointment time. He reviews your records and blood work. He listens to his patients and will discuss options rather than just add a new med. I've been with him for years. If you need a primary he's excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gail – Jun 21, 2020
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Dr. Benchimol is a compassionate and knowledgeable primary care physician who listens to me and helps me make the best decisions about my health care issues. He and his staff have always been there for me whenever I needed medical guidance for over 20 years. I strongly recommend him to anyone.
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Tom Antony – Jun 17, 2020
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excellent family Doctor who keeps up with his field but doesn't abandon old medications or technique in lieu of more expensive medications or procedures without discussion with patient. He takes into consideration your ability to pay when making recommendations for treatment or referrals. He's always listened to my thoughts on how I want to treat my problems or who I want to treat them. The group he's with, has the ability to do a lot of the testing necessary for diagnosis, ie: x-rays, blood testing, etc. After about 35 years, I still highly recommend Dr Benchimol as your family Doctor.
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Wayne Grantham – Jun 13, 2020
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Dr. Benchimol is by far the best physician I have had. I never feel rushed, in fact, he takes the time to engage in very constructive conversation to help find a solution. He schedules regular follow up visits to help keep your health check up to date. Most important, he shares what he places into your records and fully explains a path to help and to also maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for a family physician, Dr. Benchimol gets my vote. You don't find many doctors these days that are as dedicated to patient care as Dr.Benchimol.
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Jun 10, 2020
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I've known Dr. Benchimol for over 40 years. The fact that I continue to sing his praises after so many years should speak for itself. He is a caring physician who has always listened closely to me. He's all those things one wants in a physician -careful, thorough, precise, dependable, accommodating (e.g., when I needed to certify my tetanus status to my grandson'e Calif elementary school so I could chaperone a field trip), a excellent record keeper, and all around great person. And, with my little help along the way, very experienced - he's seen it all.
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Fred Gregory – Jun 10, 2020
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I have been going to Dr B for decades. I trust him completely.
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Anon – May 26, 2020
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Friendly, personal and knowledgeable. Truly interested in you.
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Cathy Edwards – May 25, 2020
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I have been Dr. Benchomol’s patient for more than 30 years and I attribute my old age and well-being to his careful attention and advice. He is a patient man and always take time to listen and call in the proper medication or, when necessary, referral to appropriate specialized physicians. No doubt he is as respectful and courteous to all his patients as he has always been to me. I am also grateful to the entire staff and laboratory of the Gainesville Family Physicians for their careful attention and treatments. I most highly recommend GFP to anyone who is seeking the best medical organization in the area.
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Bijan Dehgan, Emeritus Professor – May 11, 2020
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I felt very comfortable speaking with Dr. Benchimol. He explained everything very clearly.
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Apr 29, 2020
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He's awesome doc. His beside manner is very professional and personal. Especially to those of us who have seen him for a long time.
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Rose – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Benchimol has been my Doctor for 10+ years. I had to see him this time via a PC Zoom meeting - we are in COVID quarantine. I was not feeling well with stomach pains - and it took him no time at all to figure out it was probably my appendix, send me off to urgent care for a CT scan which he scheduled ahead so they were ready for me. He was 100% correct - and I had emergency surgery the same evening. Amazing! All this done through the computer - and it was actually so comforting to see him. He also cared for my mother for many years - she had dementia, and I have never met a kinder, more compassionate Doctor, who helped both of us through a very tough last few years for her. I count him a friend as well as my Doctor, and feel very blessed to have him in my life.
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Betsy – Apr 20, 2020
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This man is a nightmare
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Apr 15, 2020
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I was impressed with the knowledge and thoroughness of Miss Crystal D. CCMA. I'm always comfortable with Dr. Benchimol and his staff.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Committed to the care and improvement of the human life.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. George M. Benchimol, M.D, FAAFP was born in Lakeland, Florida and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. He attended...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

1986
Alachua Genl Hosp/U Fla
Residency Hospital
1984
Alachua Genl Hosp/U Fla
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of South Florida
Undergraduate School
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. George Benchimol, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Benchimol has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. George Benchimol, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Benchimol frequently treats Hypertension, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Benchimol treats.

Where is Dr. George Benchimol, MD's office located?

Dr. Benchimol's office is located at 6900 NW 9th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. George Benchimol, MD speak?

Dr. Benchimol speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Gainesville Family Physicians

Gainesville Family Physicians6900 NW 9th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32605
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North Florida Regional Medical Center

Gainesville, FL

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)