Dr. Ricarda Benz, MD

Gynecology •  Female • Age 53
  
Dr. Benz

Ricarda Benz, MD

100 E Valencia Mesa Dr Fullerton, CA 92835

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(714) 912-2211

Dr. Ricarda Benz, MD is a Gynecology Specialist in Fullerton, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Placentia - Linda Hospital and St. Jude Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Benz accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Blue Shield of California PPO
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GHI PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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POMCO Group
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Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
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Dr. Benz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benz treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Benz treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
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Dr. Benz performs Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Benz performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Perimenopause
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benz treats Perimenopause more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Benz treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Benz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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She has been the most thorough doctor I’ve ever had! She spend time with me and answered all my questions
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I had to reread Victoria's comment because I thought I was reading something I wrote earlier. I've experienced what appears to be health care fraud. My two daughters and I went to Dr. Benz for a routine physical. My daughters and I are in excellent health. We have no past history of any health problem. Dr. Benz ordered lab work. I didn't think too much about that because all physicians do that when seeing a patient for the first time. Two months later, I received the EOB from my insurance company,Anthem. Dr. Benz, who is part of my insurance plan network, sent my daughters and me to LabCorp(an in-network lab) for our blood work - they apparently sent the work to Boston Heart Diagnostics - which billed Anthem a total of $11,061. I've learned that Boston were billed for more complicated version of the tests, including DNA tests, many were medically unnecessary. I've also learned that this diagnostics lab has been under investigation by the federal government since 2014. Be aware!
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Former patient – Sep 25, 2019
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I saw Ricarda Benz in 2017 for a routine check-up and physical. No past history of health problems and no current complaints. A month after I completed my bloodwork, I received a notice from my insurance stating I had to pay for the bloodwork. Dr. Benz requested bloodwork from Boston Diagnostics, which billed me over $3000 for route work. I have never been in a situation where my doctor, who is in-network, sends work to someone out-of-network without my consent/knowledge. I will never return.
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Victoria in Fullerton, CA – Jan 17, 2019
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Dr.Benz does not have a bed side manner. She is not emphatic. Her concern is to return the patient back to work right away regardless of the patient's physiological and physical well being.
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Eastvale, CA – Oct 04, 2018
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Dr. Benz was recommended to me and was a good dr. when I first saw her taking time and doing an overall assessment that was comprehensive and thorough. I first saw her when she was with the Gunn Tobin women's center. I found out I was pregnant, but she does not practice ob so I had to have a different dr. deliver the baby. I went back to her after that. By that time she had opened her own practice. I called to set an appt. and make sure my ins. was accepted. I had a very detailed conversation wi
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Jun 01, 2017
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I no longer live in Fullerton this is the only reason why I do not see Dr. Benz anymore. She is an caring doctor who takes the time to get to know you and your personal needs. Her staff is very professional and kind as well. Her and her staff helped me during a difficult period in my life. Dr. Benz provides a safe space for you to discuss your medical history and your needs. Dr. Benz is extremely professional, kind, and warm; most of all her and her staff are not judgmental. I cannot say enough
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Mariana in Los Angeles, CA – Apr 20, 2016
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Dr Benz is friendly & professional. She is a good listener & lets you ask questions. Makes me feel comfortable by giving thorough explanations. The staff has good follow through on test results. I would recommend her to family & friendshe. My teenage daughter has seen her as well & loves her.
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Biography

Dr. Ricarda Benz, MD is a Gynecology Specialist in Fullerton, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Placentia - Linda Hospital and St. Jude Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benz to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Pediatric Gynecology
  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Education

David Grant Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital
David Grant Usaf Med Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • German
  • English

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  • Does Dr. Benz offer an online patient portal?

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Ricarda Benz, MD

Ricarda Benz, MD100 E Valencia Mesa Dr Fullerton, CA 92835
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Placentia - Linda Hospital

Placentia, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2017)