Dr. Kathleen Benson, MD

Dr. Kathleen Benson, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
46 y/o
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Dr. Kathleen Benson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in cardiology, internal medicine, and more.Read her story

Advanced Heart and Vascular Specialists

4432 S Eastern Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89119
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Private HealthCare Systems

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Benson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Hypertensive Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Hypertensive Heart Disease more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Benson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Obesity
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Kathleen Benson specializes in women's heart disease, cardiac catheterization and interventional peripheral arterial catheterization."

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Medical School
Tulane University of Louisiana
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Benson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benson

3.6

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
57.4468085106383%
(27)
4 Stars
6.382978723404255%
(3)
3 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
2 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
1 Star
31.914893617021278%
(15)

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Benson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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This is by far the poorest run doctor's office in Las Vegas. Kim, the office manager blatantly refused to allow me to speak with Dr. Benson, or leave a message for Dr. Benson to return my call. Each appointment is agony. A 4 hour wait is common. I'm a fed up 5 year patient who will never set foot in their office again, and I will tell everyone one I know to avoid the this office like the plague.
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Dr. Benson is good, but very difficult to actually see for an appointment. Late for every appointment, once for 2 hours. I had an appointment that the office cancelled and couldn't get back in for 7 weeks. Then that appointment was cancelled and rescheduled for the following month. Then that appointment was cancelled. I figured I must not be real important as a patient. Three cancelled appointments in a row made me switch to a different doctor.
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Dr. Benson is outstanding! She is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. She is always willing to go the extra mile. She has a busy practice but does whatever is needed to get the patients needs met.. I feel 100% comfortable with her and the staff is amazing too! I would recommend to anyone and consider her and Dr. Singh the best in Vegas!
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Being seen by Dr Benson is always a positive experience. She explains things very well. The trick is getting to the exam room to be seen. Your appointment may be for 10:00 a.m. and you arrive on time. But chances are you won't see Dr. Benson until noon or 1:00 p.m. Wait times at this practice are RIDICULOUS. Mine have averaged about two hours each visit, with one even exceeding three hours. They are understaffed. Not enough doctors and not enough technicians. Stop overbooking.
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Her staff is one of the most unprofessional staff I have came across. It is hard driving from Arizona to Las Vegas and learn your appointments have changed. After 3 to four times my husband has decided not to continue as a patient. However doctor Benson is an excellent doctor but seems to be oblivious to her staff. If you have to go and see her I recommend you call first to see if you still have an appointment that day. Otherwise stir clear find another doctor.
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I have been associated with the medical field for over 30 years and i am very particular about which doctors that I see and I am very cautious to recommend a doctor to others. Dr. Benson is an exception! She professional, nice, she remembers details and she is punctual as possible. Dr. Benson, is very organized, she is a specialist in both Internal and Cardiac medicine. She is one of the top 5 doctors that a patient can see in the Las Vegas Valley. She accepts most insurance!
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great she took her time answered my questions i dont know of any doctors where you walk in and see a doctor. she is well worth any waiting time. Her office at times are full but i rather walk into an office where there is people than just one or two. this doctor works her butt off for her patients i will stay with Dr. Benson over any Heart Dr. in las vegas thank you Dr.Benson for caring
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Office smells. Overbooked. Looked like an asylum! I was a new patient with the sole purpose of having my pacemaker checked, they didn't bother to tell me until I had been there for 3 hours that they don't even have equipment that can check pacemakers! Wanted to make me come back 4 more times for unrelated tests before giving me an appointment to have my pacer checked by 3rd party! Benson just wants to bang my insurance for as many tests as possible before doing what I actually need. AVOID!
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Fantastic Doctor, patient, understanding explains everything thoroughly and in common terms. She's great! The office staff is confused they can't get names right, they have problems calling in the correct prescriptions. Four trips to my pharmacy Three calls to the office and my prescription was wrong. The staff needs to be overhauled.
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Love the doctor, but they over book everytime. Prepare to wait at the least 2 to 3 hours. She is great but not worth the wait.
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Dr. Benson is the most competent and caring cardiologist I have ever dealt with. She listens carefully to her patient and then acts according to what has been said, plus what she ascertains based on her excruciating detailed analysis. Her methodical treatment and how she categorizes each underlying and contributing causal element is unbelievable. I have been a keenly methodical person my entire life and I have never seen anyone as competent as her. She will earn your trust and keep it. Gary
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Dr Benson had an emergency in the middle of her day. It was inconvenient for me, however, I rescheduled (the same day). She didn't stop until she saw all of her patients. I was close to her last patient. I never felt rushed or dismissed. She was attentive and caring. She realized and took care of issues that I had been telling my past doctors about for years. She made a great impression on me.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Community Care Network
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Plan of Nevada
Humana
Medicaid
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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