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Dr. Robert Bender Jr, MD

Geriatric Medicine ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Bender Jr

Dr. Robert Bender Jr, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 1978 and specializes in geriatric medicine.


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Dr. Bender Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
POMCO Group
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Dr. Bender Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoporosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender Jr treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender Jr performs Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Syphilis Screening
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bender Jr performs Syphilis Screening more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bender Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Memory Loss
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rickets
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Bender Jr, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ Sch Of Med in 1978 and specializes in geriatric medicine.

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine

Education

St Johns Mercy Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
1974
Duke University
Undergraduate School
Masters In Psychopharmacology
1978
1974

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Omg such a wonderful Dr. highly highly recommended he helped me with my mom when she was so confused. And put my worries at ease
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He was wonderful with my uncle woo has since passed away. I remember our visit where he told my uncle “it’s my privilege to serve you”! Wow! I’ve never heard a doctor say that. He treated patients with such care! Highly recommend!
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Very thorough and patient. Puts older people who are worried at ease.
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