Al B. Benson III, MD

Al B. Benson III, MD

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Primary Specialty

Medical Oncology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - 1976
Residency:
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 1979
Fellowships:
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 1984

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

61 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

40 Reviews

November 15, 2020

5.0

VERY knowledgeable, understanding when you have concerns or questions, helpful when you can not afford your chemotherapy medication. We are so happy we moved to Chicago 2 years ago for Dr. Benson.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

VERY knowledgeable, understanding, top notch oncology care and helpful.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Expert compassionate care

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November 03, 2020

5.0

We had a wonderful consult with Dr Benson. His reputation preceded him.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

They are all outstanding doctors!

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson was very trustworthy and compassionate, taking the time to throughly explain the upcoming process while clearly explaining the treatment. We strongly feel like we're in good hands with a trusted doctor.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Everyone here are very nice and compassionate with patients

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September 30, 2020

5.0

Professional, caring,informative, and gave all the time necessary to ask questions and offer options.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson seems extremely knowledgeable and experienced in his field. He cited current research and was honest about the implications and limitations for my specific case. His bedside manner is calming, confident and personable, and he didn't rush the appointment as is often the case. He took the time to answer all of my questions as a new patient to his practice and offered to share my results with my oncologist at the institution from which I am transferring care to keep him in the loop. He also reminded me about getting a flu shot and ensured that I had access to it before I left clinic saving me an unnecessary return trip. This was one of the least stressful and anxiety producing check ups I've had in a long time. Thank you, Dr. Benson!

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September 01, 2020

5.0

My experience thus far in my cancer journey with Northwestern has exceeded my expectations. Dr. Benson and his team have shown such care and compassion each time I've met or talked with them. As a nurse I know how to advocate for others however, it's a different experience to be advocating for myself. This team has treated me with the utmost excellence!

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Courtesy, knowledgeable, thorough, patience.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

He is patient, a great listener, knowledgeable and able to translate complicated medical terms so those with limited medical/science background understand their condition or treatment...I left the appointment with a good understanding of my condition, why specific tests were or were not selected and the rationale for next steps.

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August 26, 2020

5.0

I've been seeing Dr Benson for 2 years. He's practically perfect in every way

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August 25, 2020

5.0

He listens, Helps you when your in need, amazing doctor!

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Very informative and helpful. Answered all my questions and concerns in a professional and caring manner. Offered continued contact and suggested additional alternatives.

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August 16, 2020

5.0

very excellent physician

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August 16, 2020

5.0

great care

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Benson is a very smart, caring physician specialist.

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July 31, 2020

5.0

Comprehensive, consistent, committed.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson is knowledgeable, patient, caring, forward thinking, and thorough. I feel I am in excellent hands when working with him.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson. He's outstanding.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Superb knowledge and care.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Excellent care and ongoing support. Dr Benson saved my life.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

Very professional and listens to what I say and is very responsive to my health issues

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable , detailed, patient and compassionate.

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July 14, 2020

4.0

Care is exceptional. Whenever we need something it is taken care of immediately

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Outstanding professional care and concern for patient.

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July 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson and his staff are extremely thorough and communicative. In addition his professional reputation is outstanding, both in clinical practice.and in research.

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July 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson is a superb physician. He is brilliant, caring, and truly a wonderful doctor..I feel so fortunate to be a patient in his care.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

I have been a patient here for several years and i always received great Healthcare whenever i come to this location. Dr.Benson is very professional as well as all the staff and they really make me feel valued by giving me true quality treatment.

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June 28, 2020

5.0

Thorough. Knowledgeable. Caring. Understandable.

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June 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson seemed very thorough, plus he really seemed to care and wanted to listen to me. The fact that his expertise and knowledge of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network was very reassuring. His patience with my husband and I proved to really show how much he cares for his patients.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

I have confidence in his expertise. He has proven to me that in my case it's best not to rush in to surgery.

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Always on top of the latest research and clinical trials.

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June 19, 2020

5.0

Excellent Doctor, caring and has saved my life. Love Dr Benson

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Benson has been everything I could ever hope as a caring, knowledgeable, attentive Doctor. He has kept me alive and well!

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June 09, 2020

5.0

He tells you everything so you can understand.

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June 07, 2020

5.0

very good physician. He answers my questions

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