Lorena Benavides

Lorena Benavides, MD

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Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English, Spanish

Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Not Available

Raleigh Gynecology & Wellness: Raleigh Office

2304 Wesvill Court
Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 782-6700 Fax: (919) 782-2218

Education

Residency: University of North Carolina

Medical School: Columbia University

Undergraduate School: Princeton University

Hospital Affiliations

WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Dr. Lorena (Lo) Benavides grew up in the South Texas town of Laredo with her brother and two sisters. She comes from a medical family, as her father and brother are both practicing obstetrician/gynecologists. After graduating as the valedictorian from United High School in Laredo, Dr. Benavides left Texas to attend Princeton University. She went on to medical school at Columbia University in New York and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Benavides then completed an advanced pelvic surgery fellowship at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She began her practice in Raleigh in 2006 at the completion of her medical training.

Her special interests include general gynecologic care for women of all ages, birth control counseling, menopause, sexual health and approaches to healthy living. She has a particular interest in women who suffer with pain with intercourse and with reduced libido. She is fluent in Spanish and welcomes patients who may be looking for a bilingual physician.

Dr. Benavides and her husband Dr. Robert Marshall (an anesthesiologist in Raleigh) are the proud parents of two girls, Emma Rose and Charlotte. Dr. Benavides enjoys cooking for friends and family. She has taken a break from her running hobby and is currently enjoying cycling, yoga and barre classes. She and Robert love taking the girls on trips to the NC coast and back home to Laredo to visit her family.

Patient Reviews

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Menopause Management / Education

Dr. Benavides was very helpful, patient and professional. She took the time to explain me the process I am going through and my options.

Colposcopy

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Staff is always very friendly and happy. Doctor B is also very personable and makes you feel comfortable.

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Gynecological Problem Visit

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Dr Benavides is very thorough & has an excellent bedside manner. Her staff are great as well.

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I love Dr. B!

Gynecological Problem Visit

Dr. Benavides is so patient and a wonderful listener. She took the time to answer all my questions with compassion.

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I always find Dr. Benevides pleasant, sensitive to my visit reasons, and professional as well as very personable.

Perimenopause Treatment for Women

Doctor listens, asks questions, and ensures understanding before moving forward with recommendations.

Perimenopause Treatment for Women

This is only my second visit with Dr. Benavides, but I felt so comfortable talking to her and her staff. She has a wonder bedside manner! It's nice that she's the same age as me and understands what we women go through at midlife. I'm so happy that my insurance was able to get her practice back on my plan.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr Benavides always takes time to explain and discuss all aspects of what is going on with the patient. Very thorough. Nurse was extremely helpful in assisting with answering information for chart. So satisfied that I pay out of pocket for visits.

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Dr. Benavides is so knowledgeable and she cares about my symptoms. She is the consummate professional and can establish trust with any patient.

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Ease of access. Promptness

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My experience was so warm and welcoming from the time I walked in until the time I left.

Menopause Management / Education

Dr. Benavides is very understanding and knowledgeable about women's issues. The staff are warm and friendly, and very professional.

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Best Gyn I have ever had

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The woman that took my history was very good and seemed thorough. She was friendly and seemed to enjoy her job. Dr Benavides is always friendly and is good at her job, which is always a plus with a GYN exam. She explains everything well and she includes you in the process for decisions. She did not appear rushed and I felt that all my questions were answered.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Benavides was prompt, attentive, compassionate, and very much up to date on the research in her field.

IUD Insertion / Removal

Dr. Benavidas is very caring and receptive to my concerns. I feel very well taken care of under her care.

Breast Exam

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Breast Exam

Got an appointment quickly, limited wait time in the waiting room, friendly staff, MD took time with me

Annual Well Woman Exam

I have been a patient of Dr. Benavides for years and she has always been informative, communicative, and a good listener about my reproductive health.

Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

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Dr. Benavides is the best! She is so knowledgeable yet approachable. She never rushes and is fully present during the visit.

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Dr. Benavides is the absolute best. I always feel heard as a patient and trust her expertise.

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She spends time and answers questions

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Gynecological Problem Visit

The entire staff, from the front desk, the nurses and to the doctor, gave exceptional care. My issues were addressed, I felt heard and valued, and a plan a care provided in a professional and personal way that was above and beyond.

Annual Well Woman Exam

The visit from the front desk to nurse to Dr Benavides to lab work and even the front desk staff wishing me a good day on my way out… the entire office experience is warm, welcoming, and informative

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Super friendly staff, short wait, and thoughtful conversation with Dr. Benavides.

Birth Control Consultation

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MonaLisa Touch®

Dr Benevides is excellent !

Gynecological Problem Visit

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