Dr. Lurleen Benzian, MD

Dr. Lurleen Benzian, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lurleen Benzian, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

334 S Patterson Ave Ste 105

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Contact Information

(805) 964-1514

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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Hair Loss
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Purpura
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Warts


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  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin 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.


  • West Virginia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Marshall University School Of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Tulane University Hospital and Clinics, Department Of Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University Hospital, Department Of Dermatology, Clinical Research Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benzian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benzian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benzian to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Benzian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I have seen Dr. Benzian for several years and my children have also seen her. She has always been very professional and extremely helpful. I trust her medical judgement, evaluations, and advice. She is very easy to talk with and exceptionally caring and considerate.
santa barbara, ca |
I was very pleased with my visit with Dr Benzian.. She was thorough, and professional! Took great care of my concerns.
in Lompoc, CA |
Very dissatisfied with office staff. Have not met Dr. Benzian therefore, she is not rated. Called for an urgent appointment for my wife explaining the nature of the urgency. There were no openings for almost 2 months and so I again explained the urgency and asked what she recommended. She said she was not a doctor and basically said take it or leave it to the appointment time she had offered. She almost seemed happy she couldn't help. Poor attitude and rude. Should be fired!!!
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Completely Unprofessional: Dr. Benzian's office lost the punch biopsy samples that had been taken, Dr. Benzian blamed it on the lab but we called the lab and found that no samples had been received. Dr Benzian's staff were astonished by my husband's tall height and asked to take photos with him. Repeated the punch biopsies and Dr. Benzian stated that the test results indicated he had a never before documented medical condition. Wrong. We switched doctors and immediately got a correct diagnosis.
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Dr. Benzian accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
    Select PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Benzian has admitting privileges

Lompoc Valley Medical Center
1515 E Ocean Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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