Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 71

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Frank Bender, MD is a Pulmonologist in Escondido, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California At San Diego medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bender to book an appointment.


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Arch Health Medical Group

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(858) 437-9976
Arch Health Partners488 E Valley Pkwy Ste 211 Escondido, CA 92025
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Bender accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Bender's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pulmonary Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Bender performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Bender treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender treats Pulmonary Disease more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Bender treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Bender's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

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 ...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1979
University of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Boston Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1975
Boston Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1974
University Of California At San Diego
Medical School

Languages

  • German
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)