Dr. Mark Benfield, MD

Dr. Mark Benfield, MD

Pediatric Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Mark Benfield, MD is a pediatric nephrology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in pediatric nephrology.

1425 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Benfield's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Nephrology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benfield "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."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Nephrology

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

35  Conditions Treated


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8  Procedures

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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

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
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benfield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benfield to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Benfield'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 (2)

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...more
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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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