Dr. Mark Benfield, MD
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Pediatric Nephrology | Male

Pediatric Nephrology of AL 1425 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S Birmingham, AL 35205 Get Directions

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The people of Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama, PC seek to provide the best care available in the most compassionate and efficient way possible. We commit to bring all of our experience and energy to working with you and your family. May this be a place of healing of the body, mind, and spirit for all those who enter.

Biography

Dr. Mark Benfield, MD is a pediatric nephrology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Benfield is affiliated with Children's of Alabama, St. Vincent's East, Brookwood Medical Center and St. Vincent's Birmingham.

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Dr. Benfield's Performance
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I would recommend Dr. Benfield. Bedside manner is an A+++. Wish he could be my physician or at least my son's doctor of all things. I have not meant a better doctor. I can't say enough about Dr. Benfield. He's exceptional. Thanks for all you do Dr. Benefield.
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      Dr. Benfield's Care Philosophy

      The people of Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama, PC seek to provide the best care available in the most compassionate and efficient way possible. We commit to bring all of our experience and energy to working with you and your family. May this be a place of healing of the body, mind, and spirit for all those who enter.

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

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
      •  Board certified in Pediatric Nephrology
      •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • University of Minnesota: Resident Teaching Award, 1987
        • Tulane:Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
        • UAB: William E. Rowe Award Nominee, 2003
        • Tulane Scholar and Honors in Biology, 1980
        • Best Doctors in America List, 2005-curre
        • Tulane:Summa Cum Laude, 1980
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      • Pediatric Nephrology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acidosis
      • Acute Glomerulonephritis
      • Acute Kidney Failure
      • Alkalosis
      • Bone Disorders
      • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
      • Chronic Kidney Diseases
      • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
      • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
      • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
      • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
      • Dehydration
      • End-Stage Renal Disease
      • Gout
      • Hydronephrosis
      • Hyperkalemia
      • Hypertension
      • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Incontinence
      • Kidney Disease
      • Kidney Failure
      • Kidney Stones
      • Nephritis and Nephropathy
      • Nephrotic Syndrome
      • Pediatric Voiding
      • Proteinuria
      • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
      • Urinary Incontinence
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vesicoureteral Reflux
      • Vitamin D Deficiency
      • Wegener's Granulomatosis

      Education

      • Medical School
        Tulane University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1984

      • Internship Hospital
        Chldns Hospital

        Completed in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        Chldns Hospital

        Completed in 1987

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

        Completed in 1990

      • Undergraduate School
        Tulane U

        Graduated in 1980

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish

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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Nephrology

      Procedures Performed

      • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
      • Biopsy
      • Kidney Stones Treatment
      • Kidney Transplant
      • Percutaneous Biopsy of Autologous Kidney
      • Percutaneous Biopsy of Transplanted Kidney
      • Renal Biopsy
      • Ultrasound, Renal