Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Ben Cockcroft enjoys getting to know all of his patients, from ne babies to children and adults. "In a sense, I feel as though I have thousands of friends here," he says. His philosophy of care emphasizes prevention, healthy choices, and treating people with compassion and respect.

Dr. Cockcroft attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, graduating with honors in biology and chemistry. After earning his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine, he completed an internship in Fresno and a family practice residency at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Cockcroft is board certified in family medicine, past president of the Clatsop Medical Society and former chief of staff at Providence Seaside Hospital.

Dr. Cockcroft and his wife, Lindy, have a daughter, April and two sons, Travis and Lucas. They enjoy traveling, the outdoors, winter sports and water sports.

 

Areas of expertise

Family Medicine

Education
Medical School: University of California at Irvine
Residency: San Pedro Peninsula Hospital
Board Certified: Family practice
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

725 S. Wahanna Road
Suite 230
Seaside, OR 97138
Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (75 Ratings, 16 Comments)

90

07/06/2017
best I've had
90

06/28/2017
Communication between the pharmacy and the medical provider is sometimes not very good. I'm not sure why this is, but several times I've called the pharmacy only to be told to call the Dr.'s office, only to be told to call the pharmacy again.
100

06/23/2017
[...] a very good doctor
100

05/24/2017
I have no issues with this provider he is good
90

05/08/2017
He seems to be very thorough and thoughtful. Very careful in his consideratins.
80

04/28/2017
Not enough eye contact - too busy looking at computer screen.
100

04/20/2017
Dr. Cockcroft has been my PCP for 17 years. He knows me well as I age into my 70's.
70

04/04/2017
[...] Personally, I think Dr. Cockcroft is either overworked or simply doesn't like me...that is his prerogative. My healthcare is not a popularity contest. Unfortunately, he doesn't take the time to9 completely explain why what he recommends by way of testing is necessary, i.e. I had a CAT of my lungs yesterday as I apparently fall under new guidelines that state a person who has not passed the 15 year mark from the time they quit smoking should this procedure to check for non-symptomatic lung cancer. I had no idea until I spoke with the technician and he mentioned that I would have to have one of these CAT scans every year going forward. Dr. Cockcroft didn't explain that to me...I assumed (obviously, incorrectly) that the scan (largely because of its expense) was a one-time procedure. There have been other instances of this type of behavior during my association with Dr. Cockcroft. Maybe he's just too smart, or I'm just too stupid to understand why many of the tests he thinks are necessary, truly are. After viewing a television commercial for a Hep C.antidote, I was curious as to its cause. When I asked Dr. Cockcroft, he indicated Hep C.was transmitted by IV drug usage and if I wasn't an IV drug used, it wasn't something I needed to be concerned with. When I attended this appointment, Dr. Cockcroft suggested I be tested for Hep C...why? Doesn't he believe me when I tell him I'm not now, nor ever have been, an IV drug user or is it something that some medical organization, somewhere, has "recommended"? I don't know...it wasn't explained to me, just dismissed by Dr. Cockcroft...
100

02/22/2017
I've had Dr. Cockcroft for about 15 years, he is very good doctor, friendly, etc. We have only one area. We disagree on the new age yoga, mindfulness, guided imagery for pain - I am not comfortable with that, but he respected that.
100

02/07/2017
because he has been so busy and it took a while to get my appt he was able to help me through messages on my chart and the phone until i could get in to see him.....
100

01/25/2017
Very professional and thorough, yet friendly.
100

01/20/2017
very good
100

11/23/2016
Always have a good experience with the doctor.
100

09/22/2016
This provider always treats me as if I'm the only patient of the day. Friends of mine day the same.
90

08/31/2016
I'm not a big fan of the medical machine, but you guys are about as good as it gets!
100

08/16/2016
provider knew the most about my medical history and discussed conditions from twenty years or more before I even moved to Oregon. No other provider has ever mention anything that would suggest that they had reviewed my records at all.