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Dr. Katherine Bencze, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 62

Dr. Bencze

Katherine Bencze, MD

13601 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 261 Tampa, FL 33613

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Dr. Katherine Bencze, MD is a neurology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University in 1980 and specializes in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and more.


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(813) 972-3654

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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Florida
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Humana
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Bencze's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bencze treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Bencze treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Brain Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bencze treats Brain Disorders more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Bencze treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Headache
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bencze treats Headache more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Bencze treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Dr. Bencze's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

It is most important to me to provide excellent care for my patients. My practice deals with general neurology with special interest in headaches, movement disorders, strokes, seizures and etc. I am a compassionate physician who takes pride of my work.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1986
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Residency Hospital
1983
Tulane University Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1980
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University
Medical School
1980
University Of Szeged
Undergraduate School
1986
1983
1980
1980

Languages

  • Hungarian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bencze's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bencze

4.2

Based on 92 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
(72)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
20.652173913043477%
(19)

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Dr. Bencze is awesome, I have been a patient for many years and she was the only person to diagnose me and treat me.
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Dr. Bencze was kind and compassionate to my husband and I. She was patient and went over all of my past and present medical history before making a diagnosis. Dr. Bencze was more than happy to answer all questions and took the time to explain everything in detail. She is the best doctor I have ever met with and her office staff is very polite. I would recommend Dr. Bencze to anyone looking for a Neurologist.
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Dr. Bencze reviews notes from previous visits and always reviews them with me ensuring she covers all aspects of my well being. She is always compassionate and caring. She asks about my personal, work and social history to make sure she has a good understanding of my history. She has recognized when I need additional help just by talking with me. I have recommended her numerous times and will continue to do so.
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I have not visited Dr Bencze, but I was googling my name & found it amazing that we share the same name except that my first name is spelled with a C & not a K. Caterina is my first name & my last name is Bencze .
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This doctor does not care about you as a patient. She does an assessment and asks you a few questions and that is it. Asked her about how we go about having a medical form filled out for my mother and instead of explaining it she became extremely irritated and said that's going to cost you money and you need to go talk to the secretary. She walked out of the room and I could hear her complaining to the woman at the front desk about us. I will never bring my mother here again.
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She is AMAZING!!! She spent so much time trying to understand all of the complexities of my mom's different issues. Asked TONS of questions, and all of the doctors she referred us to have been amazing. We sincerely appreciate the time, effort and energy she put into our appointments with her!!
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Katherine Bencze should be the poster doctor for personal care. She is stern with the things you need to do to keep healthy. In addition, she is so caring and compassionate. A great sense of humor and makes things seem not as scary. Never rushes you, so you get the answers you need. She is absolutely the most thorough doctor I have come across. I am so grateful that she is my doctor. Her staff is also very nice.
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Very thorough,and compassionate. Dr. Bencze is warm, friendly and very easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend her.
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The staff is professional and friendly. The waiting period was longer than expected but the reason for it was revealed once we saw Dr. Bencze. It was the first visit for my mother and Dr. Bencze went over all her previous medical history, without a rush, asking relevant questions. The physical exam was so detailed and accommodating to her disability level. Dr. Bencze did an overall assessment and recommended a escalated change on one of the medications. We will continue with her.
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I have been a patient of Dr.Katherine Bencze for almost 2 years. She is a very medically knowledgeable and a compassionate doctor. Always have a positive attitude,and always have something to say that is very informative and interesting. I completely trust her with my health and welfare. I could not have found a better neurologist. We have a very good doctor to patient relationship.
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Extremely unhelpful staff; cancelled my daughter's appointment saying she did not confirm her appointment with them. That was never any instruction to her to confirm back, nor was there a call to her to request her to confirm back!! She took a day off from her work at 'the' well known cancer facility here in Tampa, and has been suffering in severe pain for weeks. No compassion for her pain. Seems others here have had the same experience as well. Will not return!
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Scheduling was a great experience. I NEEDED to see Dr. B, but openings were several weeks out. I asked to be notified if there was a cancellation ... I was at the office seeing the doctor in a matter of days! Dr. B is a careful listener and observer. She was full of concern, compassion, and confidence-building wisdom. Time stood still as all of my questions and anxious thoughts were addressed in easy-to-understand concepts and reassuring words. I felt like I was her ONLY patient!
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I would highly recommend! She was my Dr, back in 1990 when I had my first seizure, and continued to treat me thru the years. I have moved away from the Tampa area (three hours away) and I still travel back to Tampa for my appointments! She is well worth the drive. Knowledgeable, kind, attentive, and also speaks the truth in love! I couldn't ask for a better Dr.
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Dr. Bencze was excellent. She took her time with me and was very thorough and friendly. She made me feel very comfortable and she was very knowledgeable.
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I waited a very long time to see this doctor. In the end, it was a waste of time. She asked me to get a procedure that I've already had within the last two years when she originally diagnosed my migraines as "stress related." She discharged me as a patient because I wouldn't "follow her recommendations." She gave me two weeks notice, 11 days worth of medicine with my refill due now, (a medicine that you shouldn't stop taking suddenly) and not a care in the world. unprofessional
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She is the absolute best neurologist I have ever had. She is very thorough and caring. I have never been in the waiting room for more that 25 (usually 10) minutes and she spends a lot of time with me. She has called me at least twice to discuss my test results! How many drs do that anymore?? Her staff is very kind and professional too. If you're looking for a great dr who cares, I cannot recommend her enough!
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Dr. Bencze is a compassionate physician and truly interested in helping patients. She takes the time to listen to concerns of her patients and then formulates a treatment plan best suited for that patient. During my last office visit, I asked a few questions and was so pleased that Dr. Bencze took the time to review some reference materials and suggested the best course of action. Her staff is always very helpful and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Bencze, a truly preeminent neurologist.
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She provides me with all the information about new medicine for my condition and keeps up on all the latest research also.
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Dr. Bencze is a focused practitioner. She goes over: current medications, symptoms, prognosis, and treatment plan. The doctor is personable, and has even called me after hours to access and advise. Amazing, these days. I trust her to provide the best of care.
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I love the fact that she takes the time to talk to you but more importantly to LISTEN to you. To try different things to see what works before for you and what does not. She is good at following up and keeping track of your progress as well.
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