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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Karen G. Benik, MD

Specialty
  • Dermatology
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • Saddleback Dermatology
Address
Saddleback Dermatology
23832 Rockfield Boulevard
Suite 210
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Saddleback Dermatology
23832 Rockfield Boulevard
Suite 210
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Phone
(949) 770-8115
Fax
(949) 770-9191
Hours
Mon 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tue 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wed 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thu 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Dermatology
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of California- Irvine- College of Med.
    • Internship
      St. Mary Medical Center- Long Beach
    • Residency
      UC Irvine School of Medicine
    • Fellowship
      UC Irvine School of Medicine - 1988
    Areas of Interest

    Dermatology

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Benik is a board certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience in medical and surgical dermatology with a special emphasis on cosmetic and laser dermatology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at California State University of Long Beach, where she graduated summa cum laude. She went on to the University of California, Irvine, where she received her medical degree, completed her Dermatology Residency and was named Resident Teacher of the year. She is a published author in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, studying Retin A and its effects on skin and photo aging.
     
    Dr. Benik has spent 14 years as an Associate Clinical Professor in Dermatology at UCI where she taught both surgery and supervised outpatient clinics. She has served as both a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Orange County Society of Dermatologists. As part of her dedication to improving public awareness of skin care, Dr. Benik has been featured on several radio and television programs including Cox 3’s The Mix and American Health Journal on PBS. Dr. Benik has also been named a “Top Orange County Dermatologist” by Orange Coast Magazine. Dr. Benik has a true passion for the field of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and remains committed to the individual needs of her patients.
    Certifications
    American Board of Dermatology
    Areas of Expertise
    Dermatologic Surgery Mohs Surgery Laser Surgery