Tara L. Benkers, MD


Specialties
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurology
Accepting New Patients
550 17th Ave.
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
206-320-2300
206-320-8149

General Information

Specialties
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology
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)

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Astrocytoma
  • Clinical Trials
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neuro-oncology

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

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.

4.3 out of 5 (76 Ratings, 14 Comments)

40

06/26/2016
this is a very nice provider who is in much to much of a hurry. [...]
100

05/25/2016
Good.
90

05/23/2016
I have confidence in Dr. Benkers. Because this is only the second time I have seen her, It takes time to build a more solid confidence. I do feel good about having her as my doctor. [...]
90

05/15/2016
dr. Benkers is excellent. very professional. it has made all the difference in finding out about such a serious health condition, a [...] tumor, and the treatment. From the MRI that she ordered (a Friday) to my follow up appt (3 days later) to my [...] biopsy six days later, I have felt cared for and that I may in the best hands. my care team, Dr. [...], Dr. Benkers, and Dr. [...] have been superior. I wish everyone who has to deal with a condition like mine could be under their care. Excellent team. and all of their staffs too!
100

02/18/2016
I have full faith and confidence in my care provider.
30

02/09/2016
[...] When I bring up ideas, I'm made to feel like they are crazy ideas. There really is no plan when a reoccurrence happens. [...] Dr. Benkers is unkind [...] And she is totally unaccessible. If I send her an email between appointments someone else will respond and say "good question to ask Dr. Benkers" - actually that is what I thought I was doing by emailing her through the MyChart system. She's completely unreachable. [...]
100

12/08/2015
Dr Benkers is kind, intelligent, helpful
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.
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.
100

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

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