Dr. Bennett Machanic

51 years experience male


Bennett I Machanic MD LLC

Denver, CO


3955, E Exposition Ave, Denver, CO

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Born and grew up in Vermont. Went to medical school in Baltimore, and did internship at Georgetown in Washington, followed by military service, and resumption of training in Los Angeles. I have a small solo private practice and teach throughout the Western United States, mainly in the area of Multiple Sclerosis. Do research with newer MS drugs, and network closely with the Univ of Colorado MS Clinic. Do highly sophisticated electromyography with newer techniques which are described in Surgical textbooks, and a textbook in press, soon to be released. (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and other disorders of the brachial plexus). Also, focus on alternative medicines and medical foods.

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United States: California, Colorado

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Potent meds: The most effective drugs include Lemtrada, Ocrevus, Rituxan, & Tysabri, with lesser potency using Gilenya, then Tecfidera. The archaic interfero ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Generic response: "Tumefactive" lesions are not uncommon in MS, and may be associated with even very potent medications. From your description, would presume your diag ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Brief response: Fatigue is very common in MS and typically best correlated with "burden of disease" illustrated on MRI studies. If you have MS, we can evaluate your ... Read More

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Jul 7, 2014
I find Dr. Machanic to be a distinguished, caring, compassionate, and dedicated neurologist specializing in such difficult, complex cases. I feel lucky to know him thru the HealthTap network, as he ha...Read More
Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Machanic is a phenomenal asset to HealthTap. His recommendations are spot-on and his years of experience certainly shines through. I even find myself learning from his knowledge in the field of Ne...Read More
Mar 21, 2014
Dr. Machanic represents one of the most accomplished professionals in our network at Healthtap.com His answers are extremely valuable for users and professionals equally, and his opinion is regarded w...Read More
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EMG/EEG-normal, thyroid-normal,Lspine 26degree w/rotary component,T-spine 17degree opposite curve, it all started when I got sick in january, that was when the shock thing happened, the pain over 4hou...Read More
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Thank you very much Dr. Machanic. Yes, I did have an EMG study done and it was negative. I was wondering if a DIR of gray matter can help diagnose MS vs. conventional MRIs. In other words, are there ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you- I did go see the prescribing Dr. right away-he saw skin rash etc but told me to continue taking this med. I am concerned and continue with side effects. shoul...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduated 1969MD


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


DC General Hospital




Presbyterian st lukes medical center
Rose medical center
University of colorado hospital
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