Dr. Richard Bensinger
Primary Care, Ophthalmology
52 years experience male
1221 Madison Street, Suite 1200, Seattle, WADirections
My office hours
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pmShow more
Blue cross blue shield
Uniform medical plan
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Community Health Plan of Washington
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.
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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.
United States: Washington
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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.
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
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
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
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Washington University St. Louis
Washington University St. Louis
Washington University Barnes Hospital
Honor awared from Amer Acad of Ophthalmologyy
Swedish Medical Center
PIMA training institute
Pacific Eye Foundation