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Benton Ashlock, MS, MD, FCCP

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Areas of Expertise

Navigational Bronchoscopy
Endobronchial Ultrasound
Exercise Physiology
Management of Chronic Lung Disease
CPAP Success


Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


Dr. Ashlock was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. Before leaving for the Dutch Antilles to Saba Island for medical school in 2005, he worked as a Santa Barbara City Beach lifeguard and as a math teacher at Dos Pueblos High School and Santa Barbara Junior High School. After residency and fellowship in San Diego, followed by a Critical Care position at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Dr. Ashlock returned to Santa Barbara to practice Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Practicing since:

 2009 (15 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2016 (8 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • Saba University School of Medicine


  • Scripps Clinic Green Hospital, Internal Medicine


  • Scripps Clinic Green Hospital, Internal Medicine


  • Fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Diego


  • Board-Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine

Additional Information

  • Uses a multifaceted approach to improving lives of patients with chronic lung diseases. Thromboembolic diseases such as pulmonary medicine and work-up and management of pulmonary nodules.