Biography & Education


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

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

Care Locations

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


Board Certifications
  • Family medicine


Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.6 out of 5 (85 Ratings, 17 Comments)


I had to wait more than two hours to see my provider.

Dr. Ben Cockroft and his nurse staf is the VERY BEST!

well I made my apt three months in advance to get a primary care provider and I have medications that are imparative that I have. when my apt came I walked into the office to be told my doctor is in vacation and they had been trying to call me for a month. yeah.....if I actually try to get ahold of someone, I usually do!!! so my thinking is how long in advance did this doctor plan his vacation??? most likely wasn't three months prior, really tells me all I need to know about the doctor! [...] poor experience all the way around [...]

best I've had

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.

[...] a very good doctor

I have no issues with this provider he is good

He seems to be very thorough and thoughtful. Very careful in his consideratins.

Not enough eye contact - too busy looking at computer screen.

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

[...] 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 wasn't explained to me, just dismissed by Dr. Cockcroft...

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.

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.....

Very professional and thorough, yet friendly.

very good

Always have a good experience with the doctor.

This provider always treats me as if I'm the only patient of the day. Friends of mine day the same.