Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 63

Dr. Bender
Accepting new patients

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL

1301 S KOKE MILL RD Springfield, IL 62711

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(217) 547-9100

Dr. Frank Bender, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HSHS St. Francis Hospital and HSHS St. John's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bender to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bender's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Bender accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Bender's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bender

4.6

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
83.78378378378379%
(31)
4 Stars
5.405405405405405%
(2)
3 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
2 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
1 Star
5.405405405405405%
(2)
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What went well
  • Office environment (29)
  • Staff friendliness (29)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (29)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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Dr. Bender is a very nice man who clearly wants to help me get out of pain. He listened to my concerns, carefully reviewed my images, and asked what steps I was comfortable taking next. He didn’t push me toward surgery and is trying more conservative measures first, which I appreciate. He clearly explained some options moving forward. I will definitely see him again.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Heather R – Feb 12, 2021
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I had my first visit with Dr. Bender. Very friendly and knowledgeable. He seems to know what he is doing. He diagnosed my problem right off the bat after examining me. I will be seeing him again in two weeks. His office staff were very friendly and helpful also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rosemary – Dec 18, 2020
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He is patient and explains things very well. I would definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 03, 2020
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He spent I kid you not 2 minutes in the office with me after I drove over and hour and a half to see him for back pain I’ve been experiencing for over 5 months. I had to ask the nurse for him to come back in the room so I could ask questions because he didn’t give me time to process what he was saying.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 04, 2020
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I have seen Dr. Bender before and he has treated my husband. I always thought him to be knowledgeable and very friendly. However on my recent visit he was running behind and told me so and said he did not have time to talk to me. I was able to stop him long enough to have him prescribe some pain medicine and he ordered an mri and said he couldn’t tell me anything until I had that done and off he went. I have to wait ten days until I can get the mri and then more time for him to look at it and then book an appointment. Very discouraged. At least the pain medicine is giving me some relief.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Aug 28, 2020
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Great! Very nice
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Jun 22, 2020
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Highly knowledgeable right to point
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May 29, 2020
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On time, very thorough and willing to answer questions. Discussed plan of attack with options
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George Staab – May 21, 2020
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Dr Bender and staff are great.
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May 05, 2020
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Dr. Bender was very patient and willing to listen to my issue. I found him to be incredibly helpful and responsive.
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Feb 25, 2020
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Dr Bender gives me time to ask questions and he answers me. He has a great personality and is great to work with. I recommend him to anyone.
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Cheryl – Feb 15, 2020
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Dr Bender was very thoughtful & professional in diagnosing the pain I've had for 1 month.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D. Miller – Aug 30, 2019
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Bender for a few years now - he is very good in the treatment of my back issues and I highly recommend Dr. Bender.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 29, 2019
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Dr Bender and his staff are awesome!! Great care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 04, 2019
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Very attentive Nurses were polite and friendly. Got my hopes up that there are options for my back to feel better.
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No results
What could be improved
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May 30, 2019
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My experience was excellent. He explained everything thoroughly and asked me if I had any questions. I highly recommend him he is a very knowledgeable Dr.who cares about all his patients.
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May 03, 2019
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Very pleased with my visit. Was able to figure out what was wrong and referred me on. Would definitely go to him again. Also his nurse was wonderful. Very professional office.
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What could be improved
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Gary in Winchester , IL – Dec 06, 2018
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Very nice and was easy to talk to. I would recommend him. Seem to really know his business....
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What could be improved
No results
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Joann Kleinschmidt in Beardstown , IL – Nov 17, 2018
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Dr. Frank Bender is a most engaging, extremely competent, thorough and goal oriented person. He has made a positive effect on my life and health. I would most highly recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Walter Schwager in Sherman, IL – Oct 18, 2018
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Dr bender is a awesome Dr he is trying everything so I don't have to have surgury. He is so nice and personal with his patients. His staff is awesome too Could ask for better serves
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Melissa in Springfield, IL – Oct 09, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Frank Bender, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

St Francis Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Frank Bender, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bender frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bender treats.

Where is Dr. Frank Bender, MD's office located?

Dr. Bender's office is located at 1301 S KOKE MILL RD, Springfield, IL 62711. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL1301 S KOKE MILL RD Springfield, IL 62711
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Passavant Area Hospital1600 W Walnut St Jacksonville, IL 62650
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bender is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital

Litchfield, IL

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

HSHS St. John's Hospital

Springfield, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Memorial Medical Center

Springfield, IL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Passavant Area Hospital

Jacksonville, IL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)