Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Benson
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HealthPartners Specialty Center

401 Phalen Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55130

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Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD is a Pulmonologist in Saint Paul, MN and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Benson has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hudson Hospital and Lakeview Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benson to book an appointment.


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About Me

I am very committed to partner with patients to empower them to take charge of their health and help manage chronic illness. I understand the impact that conditions like emphysema, asthma, insomnia, and sleep apnea can have on one's quality of life. ...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2008
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1996
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Undergraduate School

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(651) 254-7670

Dr. Benson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
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Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
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Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
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Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benson performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Emphysema more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Benson performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Emphysema more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 58% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Shortness of Breath more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Asthma more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Wheezing
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Wheezing more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Benson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Locations

HealthPartners Specialty Center

HealthPartners Lung and Sleep Health401 Phalen Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55130
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HealthPartners Lung and Sleep Health1500 Curve Crest Blvd W Stillwater, MN 55082
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hudson Hospital

Hudson, WI

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

Lakeview Hospital

Stillwater, MN

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Regions Hospital

Saint Paul, MN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)