Irene Benson, CNS

Specialty: Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Irene Benson, CNS

Specialty: Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Advocate Medical Group

100 West 162nd Street

South Holland, IL 60473

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Office: 708-730-2200

Fax: 708-210-0625

Meet Irene Benson, CNS

About me



  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Saint Xavier University

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Medical Group

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 186 patient ratings.


June 29, 2020 6:39 PM

She was very professional and attentive.

June 29, 2020 6:39 PM

I had nothing but a great visit and health discussion.

June 23, 2020 5:33 AM

Each and every-time I've had to do anything with Advocate some way it end up BAD rarely can tell you about anything good the attitudes are terrible.

June 9, 2020 12:10 PM

Irene Benson was good she listen to me and gave me an exam. She was pleasant and friendly.

June 9, 2020 12:10 PM

She was good no problems to report

March 30, 2020 7:39 AM

Good, no concern.

March 30, 2020 7:39 AM

No concern, everything went well.

March 23, 2020 11:42 PM

professional and informative.

March 23, 2020 11:42 PM

good experience

March 23, 2020 9:59 AM

Provider suggested I be tested for Hep C, she called the next day with my results, I appreciated her promptness.

March 18, 2020 12:32 PM

Ms. Irene M. Benson was exceptional. She was the full package. She was professional but firm. she was genuinely condemned. So much more helpful than my previous long termed doctor.

March 18, 2020 12:32 PM

I wish I could lock in with her as my PCP! Keep up the good work Ms. Benson!!!

March 16, 2020 4:50 PM


March 12, 2020 11:00 AM

This was a good experience talking to Dr. Benson. I was very pleased how she talked to me, especially my language.

March 6, 2020 11:51 AM

Excellent experience with this provider. Very pleasant and concerned about my health concerns.

February 25, 2020 10:40 AM

Irene Benson was very nice and she made me feel very comfortable.

February 25, 2020 10:40 AM

Good experience.

February 9, 2020 8:08 AM

All this provider did was right me a prescription, she wasn't compassionate or caring, I don't blame her she doesn't know me or my care, I fault your office because my Dr. X could not see me because he had an overload of new patients. I think I will be leaving this Advocate totally I would try Engles Hosp. & their doctors.

February 1, 2020 4:42 AM

Dr. Benson was excellent. She was very warm and I felt at ease with her. I wish she was a primary doctor.

January 21, 2020 10:42 AM

My first time there and experience was wonderful. Everyone that I came in contact with was very pleasant and professional. The Provider was very professional and courteous.

January 16, 2020 2:07 PM

M. Benson provided excellent services.

January 8, 2020 2:18 PM

Very friendly, warm, knowledgeable, professional, kind and patient.

December 31, 2019 6:09 PM

I had an excellent visit with this provider.

December 31, 2019 6:09 PM

my only bad experience is when I called the 1800 number and told the phone clerk that I wanted to schedule a visit so I can establish care with a PCP I was lead to believe that this was the purpose of my visit, come to find out that morning that I was there for a health check up and not a visit with a pcp like I actually wanted. The office staff said that this was a common occurrence it sort of worked as some lab work was done before my actual visit with a pcp to start establishing care.

December 24, 2019 8:43 PM


December 24, 2019 8:43 PM


December 21, 2019 10:01 AM

Very good.

December 12, 2019 11:01 AM

A plus +10 visit - very informative, precise information, very professional.

December 12, 2019 11:01 AM

Good experience.

December 10, 2019 1:55 PM

I left encouraged.

December 10, 2019 12:35 PM

The doctor was very kind and attentive to my issues.

December 10, 2019 12:35 PM

I had a great experience with Dr. Irene M. Benson.

December 4, 2019 3:20 PM

Nurse Benson is always very cordial polite, and always very professional. She shows concern in exactly what you have come to the office to receive. that is information and professional care.

December 4, 2019 3:20 PM

I left feeling better just from the time spent with her.

December 3, 2019 11:21 AM

timely. courteous

December 3, 2019 11:21 AM

good ex perience

December 2, 2019 7:44 PM

Very good first impression.

November 25, 2019 12:50 PM

It was a well check up, it went very well!

November 22, 2019 11:48 AM

My experience with my provider was very helpful. I have no complaint. Thank you.

November 22, 2019 11:48 AM

Very relaxing and helpful.

November 22, 2019 9:52 AM

A very good experience about good communication with doctor and patient. Keep on doing good health.

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Very helpful made me aware that I need to talk to a healthcare provider more often.

October 23, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit was very good -

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider was excellent, I always have a problem with checking in and front desk staff , Financial assistant was very rude and unprofessional. Charges were sent to a incorrect insurance company and instead of verifying correct information all the staff member kept talking about was what was due or payment arrangements and not hearing me out as a patient.

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Friendly. Nicely.

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Miss Benson is very good doctor and I would recommend her to anyone

August 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Irene M. Benson was excellent. I was very comfortable with her, she address every concern I had and gave very good advice I wish that she could be my primary care physician she did everything I needed. Thanky.

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider was knowledgeable, personable, I was comfortable able to answer all questions.

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM

This visit was for the 360 visit. My experience was as expected. My medical records/file had numerous errors.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM


May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

She was excellent, very caring and concerned about her patients.

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

It was relaxed, warm and friendly, and yet, she remained professional as she made me feel that her interest was genuine.

April 15, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider was polite and very friendly I wanted to ask her to be my personal provider.

March 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Since she wasn't the primary care provider; she acted like she really didn't want to examine me, at first. More into the visit she gave appropriate care.

March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Nurse Benson took ample time to talk with me and answer any questions I had.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

She was helpful I always have a good experience.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Nurse Practitioner: Benson, is very knowlegable, professional and caring.

March 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Fair to good.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

She was very pleasant and I felt like I could talk to her about anything concerning my health concerns.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

needed flu shot...pleasantly interested in overall health. asked if I had any questions or needed anything such as overallhealth problems or appts..suggested to ask if labs needed for future appt...

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM


January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Had a good experience with Dr. Benson.

January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

very good provider, easy to talk to, she took the time to listen to me. hold on to her, she's pretty good.Be Blessed

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

My provider was efficient, attentive and thorough at her job. I was pleased with her care.

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Nurse X was very helpful. She ordered an ultrasound of my thyroid.

November 5, 2018 6:00 PM

she listened she cared and made me feel comfortable

October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Very poorly worst kind of cold & sore throat she told me I should have stayed and not spread germs.

October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

My experience was very satisfactory

October 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I found her to be caring about my issues. She gave me some advice which I will use, sometimes its hard to put a human face to some doctors they do their jobs for the most part but she was very personable and that what I like about her personality.

September 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Very nice & _____ very knowledgeable more than my doctors.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent medical and emotional support was provided. I am so grateful. Thank you Dr. Benson, may God continue to bless you and your practice.

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

came in for a recurring cough. Was seen by nurse Benson. She asked appropriate questions, gave recommendation for allergy medicine once we talked through my symptoms.

September 3, 2018 7:00 PM

The visit was fine. She was patient, concerned about my issue and provided the best solution. The wait time wasn't good.

August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

this nurse practitioner showed concern for my condition and offered good advice.

August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

They were very helpful and made me feel better.

July 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Irene Benson was excellent, very caring, professional, understanding, she should be the "poster" child for health care. I loved her she made me feel special with her professional demeanor.

July 31, 2018 7:00 PM


July 27, 2018 7:00 PM

very helpful. went above and beyond to make sure I got what I needed.

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Great Provider!!

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

She was knowledgeable, sought an additional opinion re: my condition.

July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

This was my first visit. She is very professional but friendly and approachable. She listened carefully and discussed my concerns giving me referrals that I needed after carefully reading my records.

July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

very helpful visit.

July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Service with a smile always does it for me,she took her time,she asked and answers questions.Absolutely Great vist!!!

June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Benson is a very caring dr. I wish I had her for my primary dr.

May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

it was great. BUT I did not know I was seeing a nurse practitioner! My regular doctor wasn't available. it went well. But I feel it should have been explained that I was NOT seeing a doctor.

May 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Good experience, feel very comfortable with this provider

May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Ms Benson was polite and professional.

April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Very helpful

March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

I always have a pleasant visit at this facility

March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Nurse practitioner very good, warm and easy to talk to

February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

I really appreciated your patience and understanding.

February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

I have been with this site for over 25 years. The quality of professionalism and expertise has been more than outstanding. This visit was no different. I totally welcome my newest medical authority. She was wonderful!

February 17, 2018 6:00 PM

It was a great experience.

February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Benson. she was very nice and efficient.

February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

I had a wonderful visit, I was pleased

January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

I'm so glad I decided to come to South Holland Advocate oppose from going to Urgent Care in Evergreen. My visit was short, sweet and to the point.

January 22, 2018 6:00 PM

Provider was initially in a hurry and did not listen to my current status until I stopped her and required she understand what my current status was.

January 17, 2018 6:00 PM

The physician assistant was very helpful to me. She just told me to get a cough medicine to help with my coughing. And to continue taking my prescribed medicine.

January 8, 2018 6:00 PM

she was very abrupt, not personable. She mentioned a missed appointment that I had with my PCP that I know I didn't make . I told her that and it was not relevant to why I was being seen today. she would ask me about certain dates and I gave her approximate answers, she would then look at my records and correct me. I feel it was wasted. time because whatever she wanted to know was in my records if she would have reviewed them. I would NOT be treated by this person again. It was the worst experience I've had at that office in the last 25 plus years I've gone there. I will not be going back.

December 29, 2017 6:00 PM


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