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Dr. Mark Benfield, MD

Pediatric Nephrology •  Male • Age 62

Dr. Benfield

Pediatric Nephrology of AL

1425 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S Birmingham, AL 35205
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Dr. Mark Benfield, MD is a pediatric nephrology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in pediatric nephrology.

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4.3

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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!
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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.
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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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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 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.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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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(205) 558-3200

Dr. Benfield accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Benfield's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benfield treats Magnesium Metabolism Disorders more than 8% of his peers

Dr. Benfield treats this condition more than 8% of his peers

Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benfield treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 6% of his peers

Dr. Benfield treats this condition more than 6% of his peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benfield treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 4% of his peers

Dr. Benfield treats this condition more than 4% 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
  • Alkalosis
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Dysplasia
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Pediatric Voiding
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Autologous Kidney
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Transplanted Kidney
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis