Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Cockcroft enjoys getting to know all of his patients, from babies to children and adults, young and old. "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 practice and is past president of the Clatsop Medical Society.

Dr. Cockcroft and his wife, Lindy, have a daughter, April and two sons, Travis and Lucas. They enjoy travel, 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
  • Spanish

Care Locations

725 S. Wahanna Road
Seaside, OR 97138
Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.6 out of 5 (77 Ratings, 16 Comments)

100

05/20/2015
he always listen and takes care of anything I need. he is the best provider I have ever had.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/18/2015
He is always there and listens and helps.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
It was good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/17/2015
Makes me feel like I'm his only patient. Never rushes
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/09/2015
My experiences over the years with Dr. Ben has been very good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/05/2015
My experiences with this provider have all been positive.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/04/2015
Seems like most doctors to be more interested in entering all information into the computer than trying to figure out what is wrong.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2014
Ben has kept me going with care that gives me a feeling that he always has my best interests at heart and he makes me mind him....
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/16/2014
My provider & office staff are competent & caring.The Providence system in general deserves a high positive rating.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/22/2014
Dr Cockcroft is someone I trust with my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
I love Dr. Cockcroft because he is clearly a well-educated, intelligent doctor but doesn't patronize me, or belittle my own experiences and opinions. I respect his opinion, and I don't say that lightly. I don't always "agree" with doctors and at times I have had doctors whose opinions I don't respect, so because of that don't take their advice to heart. I balance my own knowledge/opinions with Dr. Cockcroft's advice and feel that we have a mutual understanding. Again, I don't give my respect without discriminating thought on my part, and I do respect Dr. Cockcroft.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/11/2014
Dr. Cockcroft and his nurse [...] are always very warm and welcoming. I recently referred my mother to Dr. Cockcroft and she is also very pleased. In [...] I had a hand injury which required 2 surgeries. I did not have enough pain medicine to get me through the weekend and Providence had called and told me my prescription was there and ready for me to pick up.... But I was at work and could not leave. It was a Friday and they were closing for the weekend at 5pm. I just told them that I would have to deal with the pain and that I would be in on Monday to pick up the prescription. About an hour later Dr. Cockcroft comes walking in to the lobby at my work(Hotel) and has my prescription in his hand. I was amazed!!! Then he took the time to look at my hand and see how it was healing. He did this all off the clock. He went above and beyond to make sure I was not in pain and healing ok. That type of doctor is VERY rare these days and I am honored to call him my doc.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/09/2014
When you look in Wiki for "People giving exceptional service & caring" you will see a picture of Dr. Cockcroft and his associates.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

09/07/2014
Was behind schedule and everyone seemed up tight
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2014
At this time this particular provider would be my first choice
Providence Health & Services Patient