Residency in Neurology:
University of South Florida
New York Medical College
Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders and Movement Disorders
Appointments, Honors & Awards:
Director of the Parkinson’s Consortium Center, VA Medical Center
Attending Neurologist, VA Medical Center
Faculty Member, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Chief Resident, University of South Florida Neurology Program
Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, University of South Florida Neurology Program
Research Resident of the Year Award, University of South Florida Neurology Program
Florida Society of Neurology Travel Fellowship Award, Orlando Florida
University of South Florida-Tampa General Hospital Stroke Program Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Benes is a Fellowship trained neurologist specializing in Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders as well as Movement Disorders. She has been practicing medicine for almost two decades and is part of Neurology One’s multidisciplinary team that cares for patients and family members dealing with conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Frontotemporal Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia.
Dr. Benes is experienced in clinical procedures such as botulinum toxin injections (migraine headaches, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and spasticity), occipital nerve blocks, trigger point injections as well as on the interpretation of electroencephalograms.
As part of the faculty at UCF College of Medicine she gets to teach residents and medical students on numerous topics in neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, Movement Disorders Society and Florida Medical Association. Dr. Benes is currently doing clinical research and has published articles on scientific journals as well as gives educational lectures at numerous venues to physicians and patients alike.
Dr. Benes and her family live in Orlando, FL where they enjoy an active lifestyle raising their three kids. She is honored to have followed in her father’s footsteps of becoming a physician as he is an OBGYN and yes, he delivered her three babies as well as all of his grandchildren. Her mother is a special human being who instilled in her the faith and work ethic she follows daily. Her father in law, Dr. Hector Cases, has been a great influence in her career as well. He is a neurologist with 45 plus years of experience and still going on strong. Dr. Benes enjoys playing tennis, exercising and traveling. She is blessed to have married her college sweetheart, Eduardo, who is an investment advisor.
Dr. Benes is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
My Pledge To You: I take great pride in the care provided by the Neurology One team. My passion is driven by the bonds I build with my patients and their family members over the course of their lives and the enjoyment I hold in helping them live a better life. I am here for you, your family and your caregivers.
You can follow Dr. Benes on Instagram and Facebook @drlourdesbenes for news and updates.
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