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Robert V. Benish, MD

Robert V. Benish, MD


  • Education

  • Long Island College Hospital (Clerkship/5th Pathway)
    Brooklyn, NY

  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (Doctor of Medicine)
    Zapopan, Mexico

  • SUNY at Stony Brook (Bachelor of Science)
    Stony Brook, NY
  • Internship

  • Long Island College Hospital (Internship)
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Residency

  • Long Island College Hospital (Internal Medicine Residency)
    Brooklyn, NY

A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care provider and frequently inform him or her of your condition.

When you require hospitalization, your provider or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a hospitalist. The hospitalists are on site 24 hours a day and work closely with all hospital staff to coordinate your care.

Robert V. Benish, MD is a board-certified Gastroenterologist and Internist, coming to Brevard from private practice in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine in Galax, VA. He served his Internal Medicine Residency at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Benish served his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Long Island College in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Zapopan, Mexico and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Benish is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, New York and Virginia and is a national speaker on Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis and treatments. He enjoys serving the community and maintains an active outdoor lifestyle

Practice Information


  • Long Island College Hospital (Gastroenterology Fellowship)
    Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


  • Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology

Special Focuses

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis and management

Hospitalist Program Office

Hospital Privileges

  • Health First's Palm Bay Hospital
    1425 Malabar Road NE
    Palm Bay, FL 32907
  • Health First's Viera Hospital
    8745 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32940


New patients should arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointments to complete all paperwork. They should bring their insurance cards, a government-issued photo ID, and lists of their medicines and any prior operations. Co-pays and any outstanding balances are due at the time of each visit. Generally, operations or procedures won't take place on the first visit.


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