"I dreaded menopause, but my doctor put my mind at ease and gave me all the assurance I needed to make these some of the best years of my life."
"I like that my OB-GYN knows my name, treats me like an individual and takes the time to answer all my questions."
"At MCWHC we bring the most current information to our patients so that they can make well informed choices about their health care."
"My doctor makes me feel there's nothing more important than my health and the health of my unborn baby. I have peace of mind knowing that we're both in the best care."
"I like the fact that I can receive routine gynecological exams, special services and screenings all from one doctor, in one office. This makes it really convenient for me."
Michael Benson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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Dr. Michael Benson, OBGYN, Deerfield, Lake Villa

“I believe that doctor knowledge saves patient lives, injury, suffering, time, and expense. We see our role as health advisers and educators. We hope to bring the most current information to our patients so that they can make well informed choices about their health care.”
About the Physician:
  • Michael Benson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been a Board Certified OB-GYN since 1988, and practices at both our Deerfield and Lake Villa office locations. Dr Benson is a graduate of the six years Honors Program in Medical Education of Northwestern University, where he graduated in the top 15% of his medical school class. Having completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University and is active in teaching Northwestern medical students.

    Dr. Benson is a journal peer reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the world’s largest OB-GYN specialty medical journal, and a widely published author. He has written four books on birth control and pregnancy. In addition, he has authored three medical textbooks on obstetrics and gynecology, one of which has been translated into Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    Dr. Benson is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and won the CIBA Community Service Award from Northwestern Medical School.

    In addition to seeing his patients in private practice, Dr. Benson does research in the immunology of late pregnancy. Specifically, he is investigating the mechanism of amniotic fluid embolism, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in developed nations. He has raised over $100,000 in private foundation money. You can learn about Dr. Benson’s work at his research website, www.afefund.com. You can see him on YouTube by clicking here

Hospital Affiliation:
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center, Highland Park Hospital
Services Performed:
  • Amniocentesis, Bone Density Testing, Circumcisions, Colposcopy, Contraception, Counseling and Education, Cryosurgery, Diagnosis & Treatment, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, Fertility, Fetal Heart Testing, Genetic Counseling, Gynecological Care, Hysterectomy , Hysteroscopy, Incontinence, Intrauterine Devices (IUD), LEEP, Maternity Care, Menopausal Care, Minimally Invasive Permanent Birth Control Procedure, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Obstetric Care, Pediatric/Adolescent Care, Prenatal Testing, Prenatal Ultrasound, Screenings, Surgical Procedures, Ultrasound, Urodynamics
Practicing Since:
  • 1988
Special Interests:
  • When Dr. Benson is not seeing patients, you’ll find him swinging a fishing pole or tennis racquet, lost in a science fiction novel or building his own model railroad. With four children, three dogs and five birds, he knows a little something about raising a family – wisdom he gladly shares with his patients.
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