Dr. Karen Benik, MD

Dr. Karen Benik, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Benik, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Lake Forest, CA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

24432 Muirlands Blvd Ste 227

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
1

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
24

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Warts
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St Marys Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Uc Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benik to family and friends
3.9
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Benik'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
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Lake Forest, CA |
Dr. Karen Benik saved my life. A birthmark I had for years changed color and shape. When she saw it she knew immediately it was skin cancer. She removed it and sent it to an experienced pathologist who said it was nodular melanoma. Very serious. Dr. Benik advised me to see an excellent surgical oncologist specializing in melanoma, Dr. Jakowatz at U.C. Irvine Health.
in Alamo, CA |
A true artist and very knowledgeable!. Great staff and a nice environment.
in Irvine, CA |
Bad. Did large biopsy without telling me I would be in a great deal of pain when local wore off. Rushed though, was rude. Never called to tell me biopsy was positive. Referred me to radiation oncology. After daily radiation cancer came back. Went to new Dr I loved.....did a Mohs and told me I was too young for radiation. If I would have met this other Dermatologist I would have never had to suffer through needless radiation. Mohs cured me. It was unfortunate I was referred to her.
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Dr. Benik accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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