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Michael Bennick, MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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This clinician is not accepting new patients at this time. If you are a current patient, please contact the office.

Biography - Michael Bennick, MD

Michael Bennick, MD, is a general gastroenterologist who has been caring for patients in the community since 1989.

Dr. Bennick began his professional life as a sociologist. He was interested in how people find meaning within their communities, and he says this led him on a journey that brought him to internal medicine. He is committed to taking time to appreciate the power of a patient’s narrative and to the importance of patient- and family-centered care.  

“I’m most interested in listening to patients’ stories and working with them to solve their problems,” Dr. Bennick says. “There is never a symptom complex that isn’t associated with a personal and emotional story, and if you don’t respond to those stories, you aren’t in a position to build a therapeutic relationship that will allow you to explore the issues that are important to your patient.” This may be particularly true in gastroenterology, he says. “I’ve learned over the years that the stomach often weeps the tears unshed. In a period of great stress, the stomach is often the site of symptoms that need to be responded to and heard.”

An associate clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Bennick served as the associate chief of medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital for nearly two decades and was the founding medical director of patient experience for Yale New Haven Health. He is the senior medical advisor at Press Ganey, a company dedicated to improving the quality of care in health care organizations, where he works as a thought leader with a particular interest in physician excellence and workforce wellbeing.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Acid Reflux, Acid/Peptic Disorders, Anemia (Iron Deficiency), Barrett's Esophagus, Biliary Disease, Biliary Endoscopy, Cancer Genetics, Celiac Sprue, Chronic Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Colon & Rectal Disease, Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Prevention/Screening, Colonoscopy, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Diarrhea, Endoscopic Laser Therapy, Endoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gallbladder Diseases, Gastroesophogeal Reflux / GERD, Helicobacter Pylori, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatobiliary Intervention, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Jaundice, Liver Biopsy, Liver Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Diseases, Pancreatitis, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Proctology, Swallowing Disorders, Ulcer Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Language(s)

English;Spanish

Education & Training

Education

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Graduate Hospital, Univ of Pa

Residency

Graduate Hospital, Univ of Pa

Fellowship

Yale School of Medicine

Does this provider accept my Insurance?

YES! This insurance is accepted.

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Accepted Insurance

Please check for your insurance on the list below.

  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • CONNECTICARE
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • GREAT WEST
  • HEALTHNET
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • WELLCARE

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

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Yale Medicine Digestive Diseases

40 Temple Street
Suite 4A
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (203) 777-0304
Fax (203) 562-9316

Yale Medicine Digestive Diseases

9 Washington Ave.
2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06518

Main (203) 777-0304
Fax (203) 562-9316

Yale Medicine Digestive Diseases

800 Boston Post Road
Bldg 2, Suite 201
Guilford, CT 06437

Main (203) 453-0768
Fax (203) 453-1369

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