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Dr. John Benson

Psychiatry
Rancho Cucamonga , CA
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rancho Cucamonga , CA

Address

8580 Utica Avenue, Suite #200, Rancho Cucamonga , CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

BCBS Blue Card PPO

About

Bio

Dr. Benson is a Board Certified psychiatrist. The "long version" of this certification is that he is a Dipomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1991), with Certification in the Sub-specialty of Forensic Psychiatry. (1999). He currently works for the CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation seeing outpatients at Parole Clinics in the community. Dr Benson also maintains a private practice, part time, at Health Group Psychological Services, Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 909-944-1717 for appointments. Work with many forms of insurance; call and ask. Forensic psychiatry experience included ten full years at the USA's largest Forensic facility -- Southern California's Patton State Hospital. Dr. Benson chaired the "Pharmacy and Therapeutics" Committee at Patton for nearly 5 years, overseeing a large amount of quality of care data and practices. He has experience with prison and correctional psychiatry from one year at the California's Maximum Security Pelican Bay State Prison, and earlier, while on medical school faculty at Medical College of Georgia Dept of Psychiatry, provided psychiatric consultation and treatment at Reidsville State Prison, Georgia. [That's where the original movie, "The Longest Yard" was filmed.] Dr. Benson has enjoyed 3 affiliations with medical schools, and over the years has taught numerous medical students, Resident physicians in Psychiatry and Family Practice, as well as supervising Fellows in Forensic Psyhiatry. He enjoys public speaking, and gives numerous lectures to professional and community groups on a variety of topics in Behavioral Medicine Psychiatry.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Belladonna+ arnica: Belladonna "b"and arnica each has topical pain relieving effects on the skin, for conditions deeper down like muscle spasm, pain or other tissue pains. Not dangerous but u are not to swallow it, ever! topically, there are no dangers to intact skin. If the pains are too major, this usually homeopathic strength gel may not bring all the relief you need+may need to take other pain meds.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Belladonna+ arnica: Belladonna "b"and arnica each has topical pain relieving effects on the skin, for conditions deeper down like muscle spasm, pain or other tissue pains. Not dangerous but u are not to swallow it, ever! topical b. May quiet inflamed nerves, thus reducing pain. If the pains are too major, this usually homeopathic strength gel may not bring all the relief you need+may need to take other pain meds.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Benson
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Schizophrn.+violence: Contrary to popular myth, most schizophrenics rarely get it together for assault or capital crime. So majority of time, sc folks keep to themselves, may show odd, disorganized speech+behavior, have poor social/work function. Sc paranoid type, tho, due to anger and suspiciousness can "misinterpret" people and things around them, and lash out from fear or false belief others up to no good, mean harm.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Benson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Benson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1980MD

Affiliations

San antonio community hospital
Ucsd medical center hillcrest
Canyon Ridge Hospital
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