Our Staff

“My practice is basically a ministry for me. I believe God gave me gifts and that I’m to use them in caring for people when they don’t feel good – serving them until they’re better. So that every patient experiences that quality of care, our practice team lives by three core values: integrity, excellence, and service.”

– Dr. Ted Benke
Theodore T. (Ted) Benke, M.D., F.A.C.S.

About Doctor Ted Benke

Ted Benke, M.D. grew up in Dallas, Texas and is a graduate of Jesuit High School and Baylor University where he was on the Dean’s Distinguished Academic Honor List.

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Sarah Wallace, Front Desk Reception

Sarah manages the front office and is the lead patient coordinator.  Originally from Graham, Texas, Sarah moved to Cleburne  from Florida with her husband and two children in 2013.  She loves Cleburne and being “home” again!  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, crocheting and laughing (and if you’ve been to the office recently, you have probably heard her infectious laugh!).

Peggy Enquist, Front Desk Reception

Sherry Stanley, LVN

Sherry has worked at Benke ENT since 2001.  She is a LVN and manages the back office.  Sherry graduated from Hill College in Hillsboro and has been a nurse for 30 years.  She lives in Rio Vista with her husband of 22 years and has  two grown children.  Sherry enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and traveling.

Ellen Curlee, Billing Manager

Ellen started as a receptionist with Benke ENT in 2005.  She has truly grown with the company working as an occupational hearing specialist, medical scribe and now the billing manager.  Ellen and her husband are the proud parents of two active boys and they enjoy watching them play baseball.  She has lived in Cleburne for nearly 25 years and considers it her hometown.  Ellen recently started a home cookie baking business, Curleeque Sweets.  She loves sharing her creations with co-workers!

Heather Shinabery, Medical Assistant

Heather has been a medical assistant for 15 years.  She and her family relocated to Texas from Ohio two years ago.  Heather enjoys spending time outdoors tending to her garden and all things that grow!

Jenna Warren, Medical Assistant & Scribe

Jenna has been a medical assistant for 6 years and first worked at Benke ENT from 2009-2013.  she has recently returned as a medical scribe.  She has lived in the area for 18 years and loves Johnson County and the people here.  Jenna also loves spending time with family, listening to music, singing with her daughter and shopping with friends!