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James R. Benzie, MD

Family Medicine
I aim to educate and provide tools for customers to have all the information they need to live a healthy life.

Approach To Care

Dr. Benzie’s approach to care is to educate and inform customers to help them be as healthy as possible. He works hard to get to know each person to help him understand how they can work together for their best health.

In his practice, Dr. Benzie feels privileged to be allowed to meet customers and learn about their lives. He enjoys taking care of the whole family, including children and adolescents, working on lifestyle management, and the challenges that come with lifestyle changes. An area of interest for him is chronic disease management, including diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. He also performs office-based procedures, including cortisone injections, wart/skin treatment and lesion removals.

Experience

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree – University of Minnesota-Duluth (1993-1997)
  • Medical School – University of Minnesota (1998-2002)

Residency

  • Family Medicine – North Memorial Family Medicine Residency (2002-2005)

Certification

  • Board Certified in Family Medicine (Re-certified in 2015)

Personal

Dr. Benzie’s wife Emily is also a family medicine physician. They enjoy spending quality time with their family, especially their nieces and nephews. Additionally, he enjoys many outdoor activities like traveling, biking, cross country skiing, camping, gardening, fishing, hunting, and activities around the house like cooking and home improvement projects.