Dr. Mark Benfield, MD

Pediatric NephrologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Mark Benfield, MD is a Pediatric Nephrology Specialist in Montgomery, AL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Children's of Alabama. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benfield to book an appointment.

Dr. Benfield

Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama

2105 E South Blvd Montgomery, AL 36116
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Benfield's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Proteinuria
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benfield treats Proteinuria more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Benfield treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benfield treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Benfield treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Benfield's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Biopsy
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Autologous Kidney
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Transplanted Kidney
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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(205) 558-3200

Dr. Benfield accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Dr. Benfield's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benfield

4.3

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr. Benfield is knowledgeable and has much experience in dealing with teenage hypertension patients. He listens and answers all questions patiently. His manner is kind and reassuring. My teenage daughter felt very comfortable with him. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 13, 2020
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We liked Dr Benfield. His office staff is another story. They are uncaring and clearly not concerned about the health and well-being of their patients. My dog gets better treatment by her doctor and staff! It was truly an eye opening experience the way my daughter was treated by Amy and the other staff. They should be ashamed! I would not recommend them to anyone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 21, 2018
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Dr Benfield is absolutely amazing with my son! We could not be happier with the services he provides. He has the perfect personality working with children and truly compassionate about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 29, 2018
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Dr Benfield took care of my son after his first transplant. My son name was Blake Tidwell. He had his second transplant at twelve and Dr Benfield was taking care of him then. He took care of him til he was 19 years old. He 28 now ,very healthy with no problems We will always remember Dr Benfield as a great doctoreith a beautiful heart and love for his patients
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Feb 25, 2018
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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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About Me

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Chldns Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Childrens Hospital of Alabama
Internship Hospital
1984
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Tulane U
Undergraduate School

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mark Benfield, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Mark Benfield, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mark Benfield, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Benfield frequently treats Proteinuria, Chronic Kidney Diseases, and Acidosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Benfield treats.

Where is Dr. Mark Benfield, MD's office located?

Dr. Benfield's office is located at 2105 E South Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Pediatric Nephrology of Alabama

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Benfield is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Children's of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

St. Vincent's East

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received