Michael Bienenfeld, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I always try to follow the practice principles I was given when I finished my residency in internal medicine in 1986. First, be truthful to yourself and your patients no matter how much it hurts. Second, your patients are smart so present the options to them clearly and let them decide on what to do. However, be truthful in explaining the potential consequences of the decisions. Finally, if you really can’t help them medically, always be there for support.

Physician Profile


Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Science 1979
Summa Cum Laude
Medical School
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1983
Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
New Brunswick, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
New Brunswick, NJ
Internal Medicine 1984-1986


North Carolina

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Medical Director, Semper Care Hospital, Forsyth Medical Center 2004-2006
Medical Director, Salemtowne Moravian Home 1997-2000
Medical Director, Brighton Gardens 1997-2000
Medical Consultant, Charter Hospital 1997-1998
Director, Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1993-1994
Chief, Internal Medicine, Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital 1993-1994
Chief, Medical Department, Campbell's Soup Company 1993-1994
Director, Kent County Hospice and Home Health 1992-1998

Hospital Affiliations

Rex Hospital

Honors and Awards

Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus
- Highest ranking student in the College of Science
- President's Sparks Medal
- Academic Achievement Award


American Board of Internal Medicine 1991, recertified 2001 and 2011
Geriatrics 1994, recertified 2003 and 2011

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Dave

    Dr. B. has really helped me reduce my weight and feel more energetic. From the first year to the second year of being Dr. B's. MD...

  • Member: John

    I have been a patient of Dr. Bienenfeld's for 7 years. He was an MDVIP physician before he held the title. I have always been well...

  • Member: Patricia

    Very simple...during EVERY visit, Dr. B. LISTENS to us describe our concerns and takes as much time as needed to clarify and disti...

  • Member: Ann ( Bunny)

    My husband and I began seeing Dr. B. when he first opened his practice in Cary. He and his staff were very welcoming and easily ac...