Dr. Richard Bensinger

Primary Care, Ophthalmology
Seattle, WA
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1221 Madison Street, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

2066245114

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

Uniform medical plan

United healthcare

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

Community Health Plan of Washington

About

Bio

American Academy of Ophthalmology public spokesman, Residency at Washington University St. Louis, Has served as Eye Department Chairman, and as President of Medical Society. Known for general eye knowledge, glaucoma, cataracts, oculoplastic surgery, effects of cancer on the eye including cancer treatment. Also known for ethical aspects and political aspects of medical care.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: Washington

Doctor Q&A

10K Answers
194 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not to worry: You intestinal track will easily handle this and unless dissolvable in the acid of your stomach, it should pass without difficulty.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unrelated: These two conditions are common and frequently present together in one individual. They are not causative of each other so the presence of one (stres ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Quick treatment: There is no way to prevent them from starting although some would advocate lid hygiene to lower the incidence. The best solution is to apply very war ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Aug 29, 2013
Dr Besinger is the ophthalmologist on Healthtap that other ophthalmologists should attempt to emulate when they answer questions. He provides careful and thoughtful answers that are both accurate a...Read More
May 7, 2017
Excellent intelligent answers to a wide range of questions. I especially enjoy his tireless opposition to those that would use pseudoscience or scams to steal patients' dollars and their trust. Re...Read More
Nov 7, 2012
Consistently thoughtful, accurate , and compassionate responses to our healthtap patients. I highly recommend him, and nominate him as a top doctor on healthtap.
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Thank you for the advice and knowledge, you've made me feel better. I think I am over reacting, because they aren't that noticeable at all and people aren't going to hold a magnifying glass over my ey...Read More
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Thank you. I don't have RA but lived in Congo until about 4 yr ago. I'm myopic, have OA glaucoma, had retinal det.in 03 in bush and went to SoAf for treatment. Losing some sight in good eye caused by ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have an appointment with an optometrist this afternoon. My eyes were dilated just 6 months ago. All ok. Just came back from LA to Miami with big jet lag. I am thinking...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Washington University St. Louis

Residency

Washington University St. Louis

Residency

Washington University Barnes Hospital

Awards

Honor awared from Amer Acad of Ophthalmologyy

Affiliations

Swedish Medical Center
PIMA training institute
Pacific Eye Foundation

Virtual Visit Ratings

5.0
2 ratings

2 top reviews

43-year-old female
Apr 13, 2016
34-year-old male
Feb 7, 2016
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