|Dr. Benton studied chemistry at Brigham Young University and was accepted to start medical school before completing his undergraduate degree. Dr. Benton graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1976. He moved to Phoenix and completed a residency in family practice at Good Samaritan Medical Center. In 1979 he moved to Gilbert and started his own medical practice that later became Mesa Family Physicians.
Dr. Benton completes over 50 hours of continuing medical education each year and has maintained board certification and recertification in Family Practice every six to seven years. Dr. Benton has special interests in treating diabetes, hypertension, and psychiatric disorders amenable to medical treatment. He has performed hundreds of no-scalpel vasectomies in the office and continues to do many minor surgical procedures, including removing warts, skin cancers, and other suspicious lesions.
Dr. Benton has actively served as a preceptor for family nurse practitioner students from Arizona State University. For several years, he has served on the Board of Directors of Desert Physicians Association. Dr. Benton is also on active staff at Banner Desert Hospital.
Dr. Benton has volunteered with the Arizona Voluntary Medical Team in El Salvador, with Hands Across the Ocean in Tonga, and with Southern Cross Humanitarian in Peru. He also speaks Spanish fluently as a result of spending two years in Guatemala and El Salvador as a Mormon missionary.