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Dr. Thomas Benton, MD

Pediatrics ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Benton

Benton Pediatrics

5612 NW 43rd St Gainesville, FL 32653

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(352) 376-4542


Dr. Thomas Benton, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1985 and specializes in pediatrics.


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Humana
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Dr. Benton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bird Flu
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enteritis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Benton's Reviews

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3.3

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Dr. Benton was my pediatrician as a child and has been my son's since the day he was born despite living out of town and at one point out of state. Dr. Benton and his staff have been consistently phenominal. He is thorough and patient. I could not ask for better care for my child. He and his staff are a true blessing.
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My kids have been seeing Dr Benton for a few years now. The doctors there are ok. They tend to ignore what you say about your kids symptoms and hurry the appt. Make sure you make all of your appointments. We missed one appointment due to a family emergency and we then were harassed with calls and emails to reschedule. Then they said I will be fined if I miss another appointment. A few days later I received a letter saying we need to find a new pediatrician. They couldn't explain why.
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Excellent staff! The nurses are awesome and they always get my child in the same day if they are sick.
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I like Dr Benton he was my ped Dr and my older childrens as well. We moved and even their Dr. In Ga recommends Dr Benton. We moved but my 4yo was visiting my mom and had pneumonia and asthma. I tried to get her in at Dr Benton's because with the seriousness of her issues I wanted a Dr I could trust. His ofc staff refused to make a 5 minute call to Tricare to verify that I had met my OOP. They said I could pay $200 and take that risk or go elsewhere. Guess traveling pts aren't as important.
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Biography

Dr. Benton graduated from the University of Florida in 1985. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) in 1988. He has been in private practice in Gainesville ever since. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Profes...

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1988
Baylor University
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Florida
Medical School
1977
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
1988
1988
1985
1977

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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