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Sara E. Benveniste, MD

Languages: English
Professional Statement
Dr. Benveniste enjoys providing quality evidence-based care to patients of all ages with emphasis on preventative care.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
Family Practice Valley Medical Center
Personal Interests
Clinical Interests include: Pediatrics (Newborn, Adolescent, Well-Child) Women's Health with Obstetrics, Adults
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • pregnancy
  • preventive medicine
  • well child exam
  • women's health

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.

4.6 out of 5 (185 Ratings, 26 Comments)


Dr. Benveniste continues to be the only doctor I would consider taking my 3 kids to. She gives unparalleled medical care and has an unmatched bedside manner. She truly is the best.

Really like Dr. Benveniste. I feel like we have good rapport and she understands my concerns.

Dr. Benveniste continues to be the only doctor I would consider bringing my children to. She is professional, knowledgable, and has a warm and friendly demeanor, completely putting my children at ease. I continually recommend her to friends and family, who have all received similarly excellent care.

Dr. Benvensite is kind, courteous, respectful, attentive, un-hurried, sensitive and helpful - all things you hope for in a doctor. She took extra time after my appt. to walk me straight to reception staff to schedule a follow-up, so I wouldn't have to wait in any extra lines, and is always so friendly - I would highly recommend her to anyone.

provider fits my personality and we have developed a quality professional relationship over time. I noticed when I recommended her to a friend, my friend did not personally like her communication style. I am very pleased with her and have confidence in the care I receive. I don't know that she'd be a good fit for patients who are shy or anxious or prefer a dr who shows engagement by asking the patient lots of questions and draw them out.

I felt I was in the most capable of hands. She is an excellent listener who made me feel we had all the in the world for my health care.

i would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Benveniste, but in the past 2-3 years, it has been nearly impossible to get in to this office with any doctor for a same day immediate care ( illness, injury) appt. as such, I cannot easily recommend this clinic to others. i have transferred my child's care elsewhere as a result.

Saw this provider when regular PCP wasn't available. She was awesome! Understood the issues I faced (which are complex) and spent time helping me understand the ins and outs of PT. Went the extra mile to contact PT agency for in-home care and understood immediately the reason I needed it. All the while, she was friendly and optimistic.

The Dr was very empathetic and respectful and I would like to have her as my regular doctor.

My provider came highly recommended from an old friend. She has a very calm and caring demeanor that is reassuring when discussing health issues. She is the first provider ever that has called me at home to see how I was doing.

Doctor B is great! She is fabulous with kids and addresses both them and the parents.

[...] I am so comfortable discussing anything with Dr. Beneveniste; she is an utter gem who should be highly commended for her empathy and ability to connect with people.

I have already recommended my provider to a friend who is now using them as well.

Dr. Benveniste has been the primary care provider for me and my family for many years. She is kind, thoughtful, knowledgable, and we all have the utmost confidence in her.

While I have previously been happy with my doctor's appointments, this time I felt Sarah did not address my concerns. She indicated that I had a potentially serious problem with my IUD, but did not explain how this would affect me or my health and did not include me in any decision making about schedule followup.

Dr. Benveniste is lovely. Kind & considerate, I feel very comfortable talking to her about any problems I have. She always explained medications & treatments in an easy to understand manner. Dr. Benveniste, is working with meds lover my cholesterol. Helping me to make healthy choices (exercise - nutrition etc.). She ALSO - always encourages my efforts = I appreciate that!

Dr. Sara Benveniste was recommended to me by a good friend and I would gladly recommend her to my family and friends. As a new health care provider for me, she gives full attention to my issues with care and compassion. [...]

I have frequently and will continue to recommend Dr. Benveniste to anyone in need of an accomplished, thoughtful, caring and thorough physician. My whole family loves her, she is truly the best.

Dr. B demonstrated she more than cared not only about me, yet the health of my family whom she was not providing care for as well. This was demonstrated by taking the time to listen and inquire. We still managed to cover enough ground and get everything done inside of 20 minutes or so. A smile and showing compassion goes a long way.

It really helps keep up motivation to make regular check-ups and also to improve between visits, when your doctor is encouraging and enthusiastic about your health.

Dr. Benveniste has been incredibly wonderful to me over this past month. I have been sick for over a month now. She has ordered tests to get answered. Called me back when I was having a very bad day and called me the other night, unprompted just to check in. I can't tell you how much that meant to me. [...] She has been nothing but wonderful.

She really is lovely. I'm happy that my daughter can see her as well.

I would say that I do feel rushed when I met with my provider and that she is alway on the computer while I'm talking to her. I think she gets all the information but it just feel like there is a lack of connection.

Dr. Benveniste continues to be the best and only physician I would take my family to see. She is the absolute best in every way.

I diagnosed myself by researching my symptoms online and with friends. When I wanted a doctor's professional opinion, I felt judged and like I was making it all up. I was told to drink less, stop worrying and that she wasn't convinced there was anything wrong with me but gave me the treatment anyway. It was a negative experience and I am thinking of switching doctors because of it.

Doctor Benveniste had a pleasant, reassuring demeanor. I arrived with anxiety knowing labs would be taken and the suspense of their results. I would have liked her to have asked me if I had any other concerns as I did come prepared with questions that I prioritized. When the exam ended so promptly, I could have used some time for lesser concerns.
Swedish Greenlake Primary Care
7210 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115
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