Jared F. Benge, PhD, ABPP

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Education

University of Houston, PhD, Clinical Psychology – Neuropsychology Track


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Clinical Psychology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Jared F. Benge, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He specializes in the assessment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, dementia, and cognitive impairment in movement disorders. Additionally, Dr. Benge is an associate professor for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

Dr. Benge earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with a major area of study in neuropsychology at the University of Houston. He completed both an internship in clinical psychology and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Dr. Benge has authored 60 publications and presented at numerous national and international conferences. His research focuses on technology in cognitive impairment, early detection of cognitive decline, and understanding real-world functioning in older adults. His work has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, Parkinson’s Foundation, and Alzheimer’s Association. He is also a clinical educator, who teaches clinical skills and mentors research in students across a variety of disciplines.

Specializations

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive problems in movement disorders
  • Dementia
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pre-DBS (deep brain stimulation) and other neurosurgical cognitive evaluations

Board Certification

  • American Board of Professional Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology

Awards & Honors

  • Merit Designation for Student Research, International Neuropsychological Society
  • Muriel D. Lezak Student Research Award, Houston Neuropsychological Society
  • Outstanding Research Faculty Member, Texas A&M College of Medicine
  • PAIR (Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocates) Leadership Award, Parkinson’s Foundation

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Clinical Research/Studies

Clinical Research/Studies

Dr. Benge co-directs the Technology for Assisting Neurocognitive Symptoms (TechANS) Lab at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, which focuses on the development of technologies to help assist cognitive and other symptoms of neurological disorders. His work has been graciously sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association among others.

Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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