Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 50

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD is a Pulmonologist in Saint Paul, MN and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hudson Hospital and Clinic and Lakeview Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD

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401 Phalen Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55130
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more


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  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications


University of Minnesota Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Undergraduate School


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Benson frequently treats Sleep Apnea, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Wheezing. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Benson treats.

Where is Dr. Nicholas Benson, MD's office located?

Dr. Benson's office is located at 401 Phalen Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55130. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

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Dr. Benson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Benson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benson treats Wheezing more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Benson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Blastomycosis
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Wheezing

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(651) 254-3200

Dr. Benson accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Special Needs Plan SNP
United Healthcare


HealthPartners Specialty Center

Healthpartners Specialty Center401 Phalen Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55130

HealthPartners Clinic Hudson

Healthpartners Hudson Clinic411 Stageline Rd Hudson, WI 54016

HealthPartners Lung and Sleep Health

HealthPartners Lung and Sleep Health1500 Curve Crest Blvd W Stillwater, MN 55082

Hudson Hospital Professional

St Croix Orthopaedics, PA405 Stageline Rd Hudson, WI 54016

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Hudson Hospital and Clinic

Hudson, WI

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

Lakeview Hospital

Stillwater, MN

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Regions Hospital

Saint Paul, MN

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)