Dr. Sandra A. Bender, MD

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Dr. Sandra A. Bender, MD

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Sports Medicine | Female

47647 Caleo Bay Dr Ste 101, La Quinta, CA 92253 Get Directions
(760) 771-6167

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Dr. Bender specializes in Sports Medicine and practices in La Quinta, CA. She practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bender to family and friends
3.8
based on 24 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Bender
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Bender's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (22)
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Fabulous! Her personality, to the way she individually takes notes were an image of me. Woman! Her medical practicing ways were in sync with while-being wellness.
in Palm Desert, CA |
Horrible experiences: (1) Her admin staff was constantly rude, and made inappropriate comments about our daughter's unusual (Spanish) name; (2) Dr. Bender made multiple racially insensitive comments while treating our Latina daughter (referring to herself being white, speaking Spanish to her even though we speak English); (3) Dr. Bender was rude to her own staff in front of us; (4) Dr. Bender's staff abruptly directed us to the ER for a spinal tap when my daughter only had an ear infection.
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Procedures Performed

  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Macneal Hosp U Of Chicago

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Chicago

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Bender's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Bender

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients