Dr. Richard Bensinger, MD

Ophthalmologist

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1221 Madison St, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA, 98104

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I offer comprehensive, personalized care in a warm and friendly office. I provide all ophthalmic and optical services including cataract evaluation, glaucoma management, laser services - including LASIK and cosmetic plastic surgery around the eye. I emphasize special care to older citizens and pediatric patients. I maintain a fully certified referral office.

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Not impressed with his approach or bedside manner, wouldn't recommend. very disorganized office and outdated equipment.

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My experience with Dr. Bensinger was fantastic. He removed a sty under my eyelid quickly and nearly painlessly. He explained everything beforehand and was very professional. It's a scary thing to numb your eye, turn the eyelid inside out, and have someone digging around in it but he did a great job and I have had no further complications. Also, his receptionist ShaunJohn was delightful.

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Always professional, extremely knowledgeable and to the point.

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He was wonderful! And his receptionist was probably the best one I've ever met. I found myself wishing I needed more frequent eye doctor services!

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Just fantastic

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I liked that he stuck to the basics when it came to my eye exam. Didn't make me do all the new digital test that in my opinion are unnecessary. He is good at what he does and was very straight to the point. He was also very helpful in explaining contacts and what my options were when I asked about trying them for the first time. All in all I had a great quick visit.

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I work in the health care industry and I know how to properly treat patients and this was the most unprofessional examination I've ever had in my life. HUGE health code violations all around! First I arrive on time only to wait for 30 minutes until Dr. Bensinger had finished his phone call, I could hear his whole conversation from the waiting room. His office was cluttered, dusty, and outdated. After finishing his phone call he came out to the doorway and just looked at me then down at the chart, and motioned me to come to the back room. He sits me down in a chair and goes over my health history, not once did he introduce himself or ask for my name. He tells me to lean my head into the eye inspector, this thing was disgusting, it was dusty and looked like it hadn't been wiped down after each patient use. He then proceeds to put eye drops into my eyes without any gloves.... he also failed to tell me what he was putting in there. After putting several eye drops in to my eyes WTHOUT gloves, he shoos me away and tells me to go sit in the waiting room. I've had my eyes dilated before and it never made my eyes go numb so I had to ask his receptionist if this was normal... and he said oh yea...totally normal... K thanks. after waiting another 20 minutes. He looks at my eyes and gave me a new prescription and says things look normal..so we're done here... I couldn't wait to get out of there. I double checked with the front to see if everything would be covered under my insurance and he said yea.. we will send this to your insurance. WELL I just got a bill from them for $200!! They said that my insurance does not cover eye care.. I later found out that I actually have VSP as an eye insurance.. and they're not in network with VSP... So now i have this bill for $200... what kind of office doesn't verify insurance before their patient's appointment.?!!

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He was very informative and answered every question my daughter had in terms that she could comprehend. Wonderful and knowledgeable doctor.

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The easiest quickest eye exam I have had ever. They were able to schedule me in within days of request.

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Straight on point.my appointment went so fast than expected.great service

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he was very polite, professional and straightforward. i was in and out of my appointment very quickly. very convenient.

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I expected a much more modern feel considering the office is located in the hospital, lots of old equipment. The doc wasn't much of a talker.

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Great, easy routine vision exam!

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Very knowledgable, took his time and explained everything.

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The office assistant was friendly and warm, and the wait time was short. However, that’s about all the positive feedback I have to share. I was very disappointed with my appointment. I made it clear why I was there, and the doctor managed to forget until I reminded him that I was not there for a regular check up but for a concerning, pressing issue. The office space was cluttered and messy, with outdated equipment. To comment derisively on my weight was absolutely inappropriate. I cannot in good conscience recommend this doctor.

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The office and equipment was out dated. The exam was very uncomfortable. My kids were with me (twin infants) and the doctor seemed very irritated by them. They were not crying but making baby noises. I only went to this doctor because he accepts Medicaid.

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Admin was very curtious and helpful. Doc was patient and took his time to understand problem and give his evaluation

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Very knowledgeable and professional and clear. He takes the time to engage and listen. All good.

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Great appointment. Doctor was very thorough, quick, and there was almost no wait time. I walked out with a trial pair of contact lenses, a new prescription for my glasses, and will be going back to Dr. Bensinger the next time I need to go to the eye doctor.

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Great dr.

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The appointment went well and as scheduled. Dr Bensinger was pleasant and professional. Very satisfied with all aspects of my appointment. Thank you.

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Dr Bensonger was really great. Very knowledgeable and nice.

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Excellent in every regard!

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I love it that Dr. Bensinger does not push lasik and its like. All I want are glasses and he's happy to write me a prescription for them.

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Easiest eye exam I've ever had. Explained things at a level a lay person can understand.

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Pleasant, thorough, explained my condition to me very well and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend him!

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My first visit and I would definitely refer Dr. Bensinger.

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Nice guy. Got in right away. My only knock on my appointment was that his office was cluttered and used older equipment. Obviously, that probably does not effect his service to me. Just more of a first impression.

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They were very flexible with appointment times and professional in nature. Great office!

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