Dr. Rachel Benator, MD

Dr. Rachel Benator, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Rachel Benator, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1025 E 3300 S Ste B

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benator "We provide personalized and compassionate care, and specialize in listening to what our patients have to say and in taking the time to explain our exam findings. Each of our patients are unique and deserve our respect and attention. We think it is important to stay current with all medical advances in our field and to provide state of the art care and surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bilateral Cataracts
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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22  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Georgia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Georgia State University, Masters Degree
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Utah Ophthalmology Society, 2004
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2011
  • Humanitarian Service Award, Utah Ophthalmology Society, 2002
Media & Publications

Dr. Benator has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benator's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benator to family and friends
28 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Benator's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Both my parents have seen Dr. Benator. My mother saw her once and felt so patronized, she switched doctors immediately. I took my father to his appointment and, after having his questions and concerns ignored, I asked them again. She dismissed me out of hand, claiming not to understand what I was...more
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In my professional career, I have worked with many ophthalmologists. Dr. Benator is the best of the best. She is very thorough and always keeps up to date on the latest medical research and state of the art equipment. When problems are detected, she offers clear explanations and options for...more
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She did not present in the caring way she indicated she would in her online video - she hadn't read my completed medical info form before seeing me. She didn't know why I was there. Didn't seem to welcome questions - terse responses in a hurry. Felt like I was in a revolving door. She must...more
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Thank you for your feedback. We apologize if this was your experience at Salt Lake Eye Associates. We always strive to improve. As the lead physician, I personally review the medical information forms with each new patient and I always ask each person "what can I do for you today" as I value hearing each patient's concerns in their own words. Everyone is unique and respected at SLEA. We hope you will give us another chance to show you why SLEA is consistently rated 5 STARS in Eye Care.

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