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Dr. Michael Benoit

Internal Medicine
Denver, CO
11 years experience male

Locations

Denver Medical Associates

Denver, CO

Address

1960 Ogden Street, Suite 120, Denver, CO, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Internal Medicine Doctor who practices in Denver, CO.

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.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Colorado, South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Control the itch!: Most spider bites cause inflammation and itching. When you scratch, more histamine is released, and ultimately, more itching ensues. If the bites ar... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Possibly: It is recommended to take synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach without other pills, supplements or food 30 minutes to 1 hour before any other ing... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Try 3! Stop w/pain.: Efudex (fluorouracil) targets pre-cancerous skin lesions for destruction. It is common to experience redness, irritation and erosions with use, parti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Options 4 Treatment: The mainstay of treatment for sciatica is anti-inflammatories and physical therapy exercises. These methods provide relief for the vast majority of p... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Perspective: "Surviving" cancer is a day to day process depending on how active or aggressive one's cancer tends to be. Typically, studies look at 5 year and 10 y... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Re-evaluate: Many causes of external otitis (swimmer's ear) are bacterial and resolve quickly with ear drops, but visualized white and wet fibrous objects are not ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Excess Flatulence: Excess gas (flatulence) is usually caused by over ingestion of air (chewing gum, carbonated drinks, swallowing), malabsorption (this includes "diet" d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Sounds Mechanical: You have muscles (pectoralis major and minor) that stretch from your chest to your armpit, and your increased exercise may cause pain from this stretc... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Gallstones: Your history is the classic description of cholelithiasis, also known as gallstones. You can have referred pain at your shoulder blade as a result of... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Postprandial (after meals) hypoglycemia can occur after gastric surgery (exaggerated insulin response), simple overgrowth of insulin producing cells,... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
May be normal: Sinusitis is mostly caused by viruses. There is difficulty diagnosing bacterial sinusitis by symptoms alone but if symptoms are present >10 days, ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Most knee pain is mechanically related to stress placed on the supporting structures of the knee such as the ligaments (attach bone to bone), tendons ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Sterility, death..: STD infections can cause problems and infection locally at your genitals, but also in many other organs if it is picked up by your blood stream. Inf... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Many things can: Heart palpitation is the symptom of an acute awareness of your heart beating. This can be described as beating hard, fast or abnormally. Many things ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Jaundice: If you are truly significantly yellow, I am concerned you are jaundiced from an underlying liver disease given your history. This is caused by an ele... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Uknown, likely none.: There is not well published data that anyone with a TSH in your range would suffer from adverse effects. It is technically within normal range, but s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Seek evaluation: Anyone with blood in their stools, needs to seek evaluation by a medical doctor, regardless of the volume/quantity of blood. I do not think your crun... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes, likely CTS.: If your symptoms involve only the median nerve, it is likely carpal tunnel but testing with Nerve Conduction Studies or Electromyography would help di... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Try a small increase: Propranolol is the generic name for the trade name drug Inderal. It works for anxiety by blocking heart receptors that normally act to speed up the h... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Some risk, likely 0: Generally speaking, if you have bulging discs that correlate with the nerves that are tingling, you could develop permanent nerve damage if the sympto... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Paresthesia: Your symptoms are suggestive of a paresthesia, or abnormal sensation on the skin. This is usually a result of nerve irritation, of which there are ma... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Abnormal Proteins: Usually elevation in this protein is related to abnormal regulation of its production by your immune system. Occasionally there can lab/technique err... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
3-6 months total: The anemia related to iron deficiency starts resolving within a few weeks of replacement and should resolve by 2 months. It is recommended iron thera... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Not great evidence: Remedies such as apple cider vinegar and lemon juice with water do not have great evidence or studies to suggest factual health benefits. You may be ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Take a test: If you have been sexually active, you could be pregnant. I would recommend a pregnancy test. There are many other causes of stomach pain, however.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Bloating: There are many causes of stomach cramps and bloating, most of which are related to accidentally ingesting air when you eat or drink, overeating or the... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Prevention: You can lower your risk by modifying a few behaviors, although extensive research is limited. Drinking coffee, eating vegetable and nut proteins, con... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
You need evaluation: Random movements of your body that are not consciously controlled are concerning for a neurological disorder. Chorea can be caused many systemic and ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Patience: Make sure to wait for your skin to heal after having laser treatment. Many of these procedures cause microtrauma or stimulate the immune system to so... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Look at the label: Look at the label on what you are drinking. Spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol typically aggravate acid reflux. If the tea has caffeine in it, I woul... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Sore throats are common this time of year and are typically viral. A cough usually follows and is accompanied by nasal congestion and the feeling of ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Difficult to say: There are many causes for "red itchy bumps." Without a detailed examination and history, it would be difficult to pin down a specific treatment to he... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Controversial: Systolic BP is the maximum pressure in your arteries with a heart beat. Diastolic BP is resting pressure in your arteries between heart beats. Curre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Many things: Swelling of the ankle can be caused by inflammation due to many things. Trauma can cause damage to ligaments, tendons and bone resulting in swelling.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Most viral: Yes, most cases of sinusitis are viral. Typical symptoms lat 5-7 days before slowly resolving. Indications that you may have a bacterial infection a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Monitor your foot: Monitor your foot for any signs of a bite, which are typically red and itchy. If you experience any pain, warmth, drainage or growing lesion in the a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: You have axillary hyperhidrosis. If over the counter antiperspirants are not working, including Certain Dri, you should consider prescription based m... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Everyone's Unique: Everyone 's immune system responds differently to proteins that are not our own. Some people develop allergies after one exposure, while others it ma... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Tachycardia: There are many causes of tachycardia (fast HR). Your morning heart rate may be a result of dehydration (no liquid intake at night), drugs (including ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Many causes: Your pain could represent many things. Your vas deferens transports sperm from your testicles via your groin. You may have a hernia if there is a bu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
No interactions: There are no common interactions between atenolol and oseltamivir.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Depends on cause: I would encourage you to have an inspection by a physician. Itching could be an allergic reaction, a hygiene issue, hemorrhoids or other GI problem i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Emotional Lability: You may be emotional from the topic of conversation, lack of sleep, lack of exercise or underlying mental health issue. If this is recurrent, conside... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Many Treatments: There are many treatments for constipation over the counter. Miralax helps by retaining water in your colon, whereas both dulcolax and senna act by s... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Unlikely: The ADA guidelines for diagnosis of diabetes is a fasting blood sugar of >126, a 2 hour blood sugar >200 (after 75g of carbohydrates) or an A1c ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Moisturize!: If you have eczema, you must keep your skin moist. Anything that dries your skin will irritate it more (alcohol wipes are included here). Most derma... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Fatigue: The list for causes of fatigue is enormous! Although low iron and low B12 can be associated with feeling tired, you should have your labs specificall... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Time and patience: Sesamoiditis is notoriously difficult to treat. X-rays typically show a stress fracture, but some physicians opt for an MRI if pain continues. Diffe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Pearly Penile Papule: Syphilis commonly causes an non-tender ulcer on the penis. You should make sure to be treated appropriately for this. Your description of multiple b... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Yes: Depending on the severity of your symptoms, the impact on your quality of life and appropriate work up (colonoscopy, systemic diseases), linzess can b... Read More

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Dr. Benoit is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Benoit is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Benoit for taking the time to answer my question! Your response was very helpful and appreciated.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you doctor. I will definitely use the pain indicator as my guide. Cheers. jack
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! Thank you I hope my beauty mark grows back

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

EXEMPLA SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Awards

Top General Internist, First Place, the Denver Region - Spring
2017
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HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College Of Physicians
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