Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Pulmonary Disease  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Frank Bender, MD is a pulmonologist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of California At San Diego in 1974 and specializes in pulmonary disease.Read his story

1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 301

Escondido, CA 92029

Contact Information

(858) 675-3100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • National Elevator
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Pulmonary Function Test
more than 76% of peers
Shortness of Breath
more than 41% of peers
more than 36% of peers

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Dr. Bender's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bender "After receiving his undergraduate degree from MIT, he attended UC San Diego Medical School, graduating in its third class. Following this, he completed a medical internship / residency training program at Boston City Hospital, affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed a Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellowship at UCSD. In private practice in Escondido and Poway since 1981, Dr. Bender is on the staffs of Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital. He specializes in Pulmonary and Critical Care. He is the Medical Director of Respiratory Services for Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital and chairs the joint Pulmonary Committee. He is a Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians. Current Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Bender lives in Escondido, CA with his wife, Marcia, and has two children. His interests include baseball, history, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and the beach. "
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1  Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

3  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

44  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Mit
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Boston Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

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