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William I. Bensinger, MD

4.7 out of 5

Medical Oncologist


Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

It’s important for patients to have as much information as they want to know about their disease so that they can make decisions about their care based on knowledge. Today the treatment outlook for patients with multiple myeloma has never been brighter, however, the many new drugs that are now available and the soon to be approved drugs on the horizon makes choosing the right combinations somewhat complicated. By learning about their illness and the many treatments available, patients can receive the best most up to date care while minimizing the side effects of therapy.

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Northwestern University Medical School
medical school, 1973
Washington University School of Medicine
internship, 1974
University of Washington School of Medicine
residency, Oncology/Hematology, 1979

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • allogenic bone marrow transplant
  • amyloidosis
  • anemia
  • b12 deficiency anemia
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer survivorship
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • hellp syndrome
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • hereditary spherocytosis
  • histiocytosis
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • leukopenia
  • maternal hematologic disorders
  • multiple myeloma
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutropenia
  • pancytopenia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • petechiae
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • polycythemia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • purpura
  • rh incompatibility
  • secondary polycythemia
  • splenomegaly
  • stem cell transplant
  • teratogen exposure
  • thalassemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • unknown primary cancer
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  • English

Practice Locations

William I. Bensinger practices at one location

Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation
1221 Madison Street
Floor 10
Seattle, WA 98104

Patient Ratings and Comments

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William I. Bensinger's Overall Score

4.7 out of 5 from 55 ratings (8 comments)
4.5 out of 5

great bedside manner, very approachable, answers questions willingly and with kindness

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5 out of 5

[...] how lucky I am - or anyone else under Dr. Wm. Bensinger. Great! Just great!

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5 out of 5

I feel Dr. Bensinger has my best interests and is doing all he can for me.

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5 out of 5

Dr. Bensinger was patient, sincerely interested in me and my concerns. He responded clearly and thoroughly in understandable language.

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1.5 out of 5

He did not answer my questions directly and when he did finally arrive, he seemed distracted and hurried.

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3 out of 5

Very knowledgeable and experienced with his area of expertise, but a poor communicator.

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5 out of 5

With my [...] diagnosis, I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Bensinger's expertise. I trust him completely.

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[...] his somewhat clinical approach and attitude is much appreciated.

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