I am writing to provide some feedback for Dr. Benz as I was reminded, just today, about the fate that I owe her. I live in Massachusetts, not CA and my experience was here with her many years ago, but I felt compelled to offer my story. In 2001 I became pregnant with my 2nd child. We were excited and ready to take on the challenge of baby #2. Literally on the evening that we told our other daughter and my step-daughter that they were going to get a new 'baby', tragedy struck. After the kids had gone to bed, as I prepared for bed, I heard a loud POP and excruciating pain, I couldn't move, I could only cry, everyone was in bed, I was alone. After about an hour, I finally mustered up the strength to get to my bedroom, wake my husband who then rushed me to the hospital. I walked in, told them I was between 6-8 weeks pregnant and had excruciating pain. I was at the stage that was very typical for an ectopic pregnancy. The on-call attending claimed that I refused an exam..why would I go to the hospital if I didn't want help...anyhow, he refused to call in an ultra sound tech. He also literally came into the room and told me to "shut up" because my crying was disturbing the other patients. That's a WHOLE other story. The tech finally came in, couldn't see anything in my abdomen, next thing I knew I was being pushed down to the surgical department and Dr. Benz said she didn't know if she could save my tube/uteris or if I was going to have to have a complete hysterectomy. I woke up, saw my husband and asked him if could still have babies, he said yes. He later told me that I almost died. I was told that my cavity had filled with about 1/3 of my entire body's blood and that internal bleeding was the excruciating pain. Anyhow, to say I absolutely LOVE Dr. Benz is an understatement. She walked me through my next pregnancy in until she moved and I couldn't have her anymore. I worked with her partner from MA for that + my 4th pregnancy for my 2nd and 3rd live birth. I have 2 healthy girls and 1 healthy boy. My oldest is now 21 and in college, my 'angel' baby would be 18 this year, 14 year old and finally a 10 year old. So, although not in CA, she was and always will remain my guardian angel. Thank you!