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Dr. Ricarda Benz, MD

Gynecology ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Benz

Gunn Towbin Center

150 Laguna Rd Fullerton, CA 92835

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(714) 447-4800


Dr. Ricarda Benz, MD is a gynecology specialist in Fullerton, CA. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine and specializes in gynecology, urogynecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Benz accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross
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Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Commercial Insurance Company
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Medicaid
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MultiPlan PPO
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POMCO Group
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Dr. Benz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

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

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

Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

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

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
  • 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

Dr. Benz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benz

3.1

Based on 16 reviews

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1 Star
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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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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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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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In 2016, my two daughters and I went to Dr. Benz for a routine physical. We're in excellent health. We have no past history of any health problem. The doctor ordered lab work. Two months later, I received the 'explanation of benefits'. The doctor sent us to LabCorp for our blood work, however, Boston Heart Diagnostics billed my insurance company total amount of $11,061($3,636/$3,636/$3,789.) Dr. Benz had ordered more tests even after we stopped seeing that doctor. Terrible!
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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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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 graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine and specializes in gynecology, urogynecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery, and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

David Grant Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital
David Grant Usaf Med Center
Internship Hospital
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • German
  • English

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