Biography & Education

Education Background
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham and Womens Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Care Locations

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Astrocytoma
  • Clinical Trials
  • Glioblastoma
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Meningioma
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (70 Ratings, 13 Comments)

100

11/29/2015
I have been seeing Dr Benkers for the past 2 years and she is awesome. My wife and I have complete confidence in her with regarding to my health care.
Swedish Patient
100

11/10/2015
I was terrified of the possibilities of medical issues with my brain. Dr. Benkers clearly understood my level of anxiety and diffused it immediately.
Swedish Patient
100

10/08/2015
Dr. Benkers is a wonderful provider.
Swedish Patient
50

09/29/2015
[...] I guess I'm lucky to have her. I just want her to be nicer during my appointments.
Swedish Patient
50

09/04/2015
Dr. Benkers is a very good doctor and has a wonderful reputation but she is almost too clinical. When you tell someone they have a [...] tumor and that it is bad, a little more compassion would be nice to help the patient absorb the news.
Swedish Patient
80

08/30/2015
I have only just met Dr. Benkers. I am sure I will be just fine with her and trust her completely.
Swedish Patient
100

08/25/2015
Dr. B. ios the best and I feel fortunate, honored and lucky that she came from Mass.General before I was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Swedish Patient
50

06/30/2015
I felt a little rushed, and that my condition was not as bad as most. I even asked if I should see someone who more specializes in my issue. I have a [...]. Big deal to me.
Swedish Patient
100

06/14/2015
Never waited/always prompt. Showed genuine concern and listened carefully.
Swedish Patient
100

05/13/2015
Excellent provider - my wife. I have full confidence in Dr. Benkers - she is wonderful!!
Swedish Patient
100

04/26/2015
Dr. Benkers is amazing, as well as all her staff. They are kind, considerate and knowledgeable. They keep me informed and keep on top of things. I feel like I am part of the family when I am there.
Swedish Patient
100

03/23/2015
Great!!
Swedish Patient
100

01/28/2015
Wonderful experience!
Swedish Patient