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Dr. Benjamin Close, MD

Allergy & Immunology*
4.7 (15)
Map Pin Small Alexandria, LA
Accepting new patients
37 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Benjamin Close, MD

Dr. Benjamin Close, MD is an Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Alexandria, LA. They specialize in Allergy & Immunology, has 37 years of experience, and is board certified in Allergy & Immunology. They graduated from LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY / ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS and is affiliated with Christus Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital and Opelousas General Health System. Patients rated Dr. Close an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Close works at Practice in Alexandria, LA. They frequently treat conditions like Angioedema, Asthma and Hives along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Close's Office Locations

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    Louisiana Allergy & Asthma Specialists
    201 Pecan Park Ave, Alexandria, LA 71303 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (318) 445-6221

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  • Christus Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital
  • Opelousas General Health System

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    Specialties*
    • Allergy & Immunology

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    Years of Experience
    • 37 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1730185802
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY / ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Allergy & Immunology
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Benjamin Close, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Close is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Close has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Close has seen patients for Angioedema, Asthma and Hives, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Close on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Close. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Close.

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