Dr. Benton grew up in Connecticut, and went to college in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he studied physics. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine. He then spent seven years at Brown University Medical Center in Providence, RI, where he completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. He is also board-certified in Palliative and Hospice Medicine.
Dr. Benton focuses on treatment of lymphoma, and cancers of the lung, prostate and gastrointestinal tract.
He has traveled extensively, living in Poland for two years and working in Kenya during his residency. He moved to Maine in 2007 with his wife and two sons.
A native of Maine, Teresa graduated from Windham High School. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, she joined the St. Michael’s Fire and Rescue Squad, which was the beginning of her career in medicine. After earning her Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine, she became a family nurse practitioner, starting with five years in family practice at a federally qualified health center in central Maine, followed by eight years in the Emergency Department at Mid Coast Hospital.
Teresa feels she has finally found her niche in the field of oncology, which encompasses both the critical thinking aspects of the emergency department, as well as the opportunity to develop relationships with patients and their families similar to the family practice setting.
Teresa and her family are avid skiers and also enjoy cycling, hiking and camping in Maine and other parts of New England.