Dr. Benjamin B. Close MD Allergist-Immunologist

Dr. Benjamin Close is an allergist-immunologist in Alexandria, Louisiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Close accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and one of 2 at Rapides Regional Medical Center who specialize in Allergy & Immunology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Allergist-Immunologist: General Allergy & Immunology

Education & Medical Training

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1987–1990

Tulane University
Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology, 1990–1992

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Certified 21 years in Allergy & Immunology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 24 years in Internal Medicine

LA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAAAI), American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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