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Dr. Ben Behnam, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Ben Behnam graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine, which he graduated top of his class with an AOA distinction. He did his dermatology training under the renowned and prominent cosmetic and Mohs surgeon Dr. Christopher Zachary at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He had the distinction of being the Chief Resident in his senior year. During residency, he was among few in the country to be awarded the Skin Disease Education Foundation Resident Award. He was also one of the primary investigators in an IRB approved clinical trials investigating the use of phototherapy in preventing radiation dermatitis in patients who were undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer. Dr. Behnam is committed to early detection and prevention of skin cancers and specializes in skin cancer screening, mole check and skin cancer removal, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He uses the most advance technology, the dermatoscope, for better evaluation and identification of moles. In addition, specializes in hair loss and hair transplantation in both males and females. He is an expert in cosmetic procedures, contouring and sculpting the face with the combination use of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. He also treats general dermatologic conditions in both adults and pediatrics. Dr. Behnam has been involved in clinical trials and has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy and others.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Irvine, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1720278534

Office locations

DERMATOLOGY & HAIR RESTORATION SPECIALISTS

2825 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 303A

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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I visited Dr. Ben Bennam because of a rash on my arms and also to get a mole check. Maybe I’ve been to some shitty dermatologists but he was amazing. He diagnosed the rash, gave me a ton of free samplesof the medication (only used one bottle and now the rash is gone, wrote me a prescription for the rash as well, and did the mole check and removed the two dark moles he was concerned about all in less than 45 minutes. I wasn’t even late to work! I’m so grateful to have him as my dermatologist. He is extremely friendly and diligent. He really cares about his work and values his patients.
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We were very pleased with the care Dr. Behnam gave us. He was concerned, knowledgeable, supportive, and made sure we understood everything he had gone over with us. We would recommend him to others.
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Dr. Behnam was awesome! Didn't waste any time, got straight to the point; we were in and out in 30 minutes and very happy. Looking forward to coming back soon!
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Dr. Ben Behnam is very honest, generous, and thorough.
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He's the best!
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It was great i went in for just a consultation and was actually able to get the procedure done. Dr. Behnam was so so so nice and kind and explained everything to me and answered all my questions!
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Dr Ben Behnam is a very thorough physician. He is friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
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Very friendly and professional!
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Excellent. Highly recommend !
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Highly professional, nice and helpful. Will be visiting again for any problems.
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Excellent
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Wonderful dermatologist! We were referred by a good friend and they weren’t wrong. He’s the best around, such a lovely fun personality. Really puts you at ease! Highly recommend
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Awesome doctor with an extremely approachable demeanor. He was thorough with my annual skin screening and made me feel comfortable.
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Dr. Ben is friendly, welcoming and professional.
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Dirty dirty office - scary . yuck!
Less than 1 year ago
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I absolutely love Ben. I have had SO many dermos in the past and he is the best of the best. I really can't imagine seeing another dermo ever again. In fact, I have tried to see one closer to myoffice and the difference was just so obvious that I scheduled an appointment with Ben while I was leaving that office. I trust him with everything, and he is super sweet!
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He was very pleasant and informative. Wish the visit was a bit longer, but still good.
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I had acne for about 3 years as an adult, and tried all over the counter medications, facials, and other dermatologists, and still had the same moderate, yet disfiguring acne. I saw Dr. Ben 5 weeks before my wedding, desperate forresults. He was able to properly diagnose and treat me in about 10 mins, and two days before my wedding, my face had not one blemish on it. Thank you so much, Dr. Ben!
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I thought he was really good. Knew exactly what my ailment was. Knew exactly what to prescribe. My skin is happy again.
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He was thorough and did a great job of explaining what he was doing and why.
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Very welcoming staff and very informative! Great appointment.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Ben Behnam for over two years now, and I can say with confidence that both he and his staff are some of the best I've worked with! I have a fair portion of freckles andmoles, and Dr. Ben has done a fantastic job helping me with preventative skin cancer maintenance. He's caught several pre-cancerous spots, and was able to remove them before they progressed into something more serious - I can't thank him enough for that! Aside from his work, he's also an extremely friendly and outgoing person, always happy to see you, and always happy to check in with you! I'm extremely happy that I found his practice! :)
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I was new in town and seeking a new dermatologist. I researched several doctors and concluded Dr. Ben was right for me. All the 5+ reviews are right on when recommending Dr. Behnam. He's caring, personable, and a true expert. Choose this doctor for all your dermatological needs.
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Please stop sending me emails and texts as you are just making me angry. I receiving 8 texts in the last few advising me of my appt. Including 3 this morning ! please leave me alone or I will be forced to block your site. Thank You
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Dr. Ben is the best! He is personable, kind, and answers any questions you might have. Highly Recommend him.
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Dr. Beham is great. Would highly recommend. Great bedside manner, very personable.
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Dr. Behnam seems very knowledgeable. He is very pleasant and professional. I felt well treated, in both senses of the word.
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Dr. Behnam was very cordial, quick, and direct. The whole experience took less than half an hour.
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly, very professional.
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He was professional, did a good job of explaining what he was looking for and what he was treating.
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What a nice guy. Very professional and so cheery. I left in a better mood :-)
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I was disappointed because the botox was injected only into the muscles right above where my eyebrows come together instead of above the middle of my eyebrows as well because that is a huge part of where the frowning muscles begin.I hadn't gotten botox for a long time and now I won't be getting it again because it is not that helpful.
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I was highly impressed with my overall experience with Dr. Ben Benham and his staff, as this was my first visit to the clinic. Dr. Benham was very thorough in his discussion of my condition, treatment options, and expectations with anycourse of treatment. His overall bedside manner was excellent, and I was instantly made to feel welcome and comfortable during my visit. My follow up appointment is forthcoming, but I expect to encounter the same courtesy and thoughtfulness as before. Thank you Dr. Benham, and offering commendation to your staff as well.
More than 1 year ago
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I liked the Dr. but the prices on his website did not match his office prices.
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Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Doctor Benham is a great, honest derm. Great personality, no gimmicks, knows his stuff. So glad my friend recommended him. Def. my new go to Derm.
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Awesome doctor, amazing value for your money, super professional, wonderful results. Many thanks Doctor Ben.
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great honest smart doc!
More than 1 year ago
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He is the best doctor I have ever had! No rushing you out the door, personable, and 100% thorough. I know I am in the best hands with him.
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The front desk staff, phone staff, assistants ,the entire staff are great! The Dr is the best, takes his time with you,listens, cares and is knowledgeable.
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Dr. Behnam was extremely professional and friendly! He explained everything to me beforehand, so I knew what he was talking about during the exam. I had a couple moles removed that day, and it was quick and painless! I'll definitely be seeing him and his wonderful assistants again!
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I am very pleased with the outcome of my appointment and feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Behnam. I feel very confident with my new doctor and lucky to have found him thru the Internet. Great job!!
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My visit was to have him take a look at something questionable on my forehead and to discuss anti-aging procedures. He said the spot on my forehead needed to be biopsied. Procedure was painless, and they will call with results. Heexplained the other areas I was interested in, without any effort to 'sell' me whatsoever. I appreciate that. Very friendly doctor and staff.
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very kind
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He was awesome. Attentive, informed and funny.
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Dr. Benham is very sweet and personable. He takes his time and is extremely professional. Highly recommended!
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Brilliant
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Bedside Manner incredible and would recommend him to anyone!
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Good bedside manner, explained things very well and was extremely approachable.
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