Dr. Karen Benik, MD


Dermatology | Female

Dr. Karen Benik, MD

Dr. Karen Benik, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Lake Forest, CA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

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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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Intertrigo
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    St Marys Med Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Uc Irvine

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • 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