Dr. Joseph Skender, MD


Internal Medicine | Male

Dr. Joseph Skender, MD
Dr. Joseph Skender, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Bingham Farms, MI. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Skender is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus, Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland and Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus.

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    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    White Lake, MI |
    I have a very rare form of arthritis, and after seeing multiple doctors who could not give me a diagnosis, Dr. Skender had my condition diagnosed within about 10 minutes. He's good, he knows his stuff, and he's very helpful in terms of helping me to function as fully as possible with my condition. Yes, it's hard to get in for an appointment quickly. Yes, you'll probably spend a lot of time waiting and be seen later than your scheduled appointment time. It is worth the wait.
    Detroit |
    I agree with other reviewers regarding the wait times and lack of personal attention at Dr. Skender's office. It is typical to wait a minimum of 40 minutes for an appointment with no explanation or apology. After being taken back to a room to talk to a nurse for ~2 minutes, expect another 30 min wait to see the doctor. When he finally arrives, you feel very rushed and like he doesn't really want to be there. Both Dr. Skender + his staff do not review your records before talking to you.
    Auburn Hills, MI |
    After 4 years, I am concerned that Dr. Skender does not pay critical attention to my health care. He is disinterested, impatient, and since he is always late he is always in a hurry to get me through the door. I asked him to explain something to me one time and his response was "It's complicated". I replied, "Try me". I am not an idiot and I don't like being treated like one.
    in Birmingham, MI |
    I have seen him for over ten years and he still doesn't know what medications I take prescribed by him. He always runs late for your appointment, spends about two minutes in the room and then leaves. He will ask three or four questions and you answer them only to have to repeat the answers because he doesn't listen to the answer. RA is serious and I don't feel confident having him treat not only my RA but how he treats me as a patient. Very dismissive.
    in Big Sky, MT |
    If you're a patient who expects your physician to care, and has even 20% of awareness of who you are & what meds you take, I'd pass on Skender. I've seen him over a decade now, and some things never change: he has ALWAYS been late to every appointment, usually between 20-45 minutes is common; he NEVER knows my meds, and usually asks if I'm tolerating 'this or that' med... which I haven't been on for 7-8 years now; and after being 20-40 mins late, he'll leave after 3 mins. Yeah, Yer Fired!!
    in Southfield, MI |
    I was referred to 3 other Drs. before being sent to Dr. Skender. Finally, he went over by labs, listened to my concerns then ordered more test. During my follow-up appointments, he went over the findings and a treatment plan developed. He doesn't appear rushed for time and listens to me. I have Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis, I accept these are permanent conditions, but with Dr. Skenders help I function more rather than less.
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    •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
    •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
    •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
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    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Cryoglobulinemia
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Purpura
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis


    • Medical School
      Wayne State University School of Medicine

      Graduated in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak

      Completed in 1988

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Henry Ford Hospital

      Completed in 1990

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Internal Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Joint Drainage
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate