Dr. Sandra A. Bender, MD

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Specializes in Sports Medicine • Female • Age 49

47647 Caleo Bay Dr Ste 101
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Procedures Dr. Bender Performs

  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Desert Region Family Medicine
47647 Caleo Bay Dr Ste 101
La Quinta, CA 92253
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    Dr. Bender's Experience

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Sports Medicine
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    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bursitis
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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    Background Check for Dr. Bender

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Graduated in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Complete in 2003

    Fellowship Hospital

    Macneal Hosp U Of Chicago
    Complete in 2004

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Chicago
    Graduated in 1990
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bender & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Bender's Hospital Quality

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    3.8
    • 24 responses
    • 2 reviews

    3.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Palm Desert, CA |

    Fabulous! Her personality, to the way she individually takes notes were an image of me. Woman! Her medical practicing ways were in sync with while-being wellness.

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    1 out of 5
    - in Palm Desert, CA |

    Horrible experiences: (1) Her admin staff was constantly rude, and made inappropriate comments about our daughter's unusual (Spanish) name; (2) Dr. Bender made multiple racially insensitive comments while treating our Latina daughter (referring to herself being white, speaking "Spanish" to her even though we speak English); (3) Dr. Bender was rude to her own staff in front of us; (4) Dr. Bender's staff abruptly directed us to the ER for a spinal tap when my daughter only had an ear infection.

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    • Yes.

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    • Aetna
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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    Desert Region Family Medicine
    47647 Caleo Bay Dr Ste 101
    La Quinta, CA 92253
    (760) 771-6167 (Office)
    (760) 564-4357 (Fax)
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