Dr. Sandra Bender, MD

Dr. Sandra Bender, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Sandra Bender, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and specializes in pediatrics, sports medicine, and more.

43875 Washington St Ste E

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Contact Information

(760) 565-6376

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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Dr. Bender's Experience

Dr. Bender's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

3  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

20  Conditions Treated

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

9  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • MacNeal Hosp U of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bender has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bender to family and friends
28 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Bender's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Bender is awesome! She spends time with both parent and child. We feel heard and have received great feedback around our child's medical and development issues. The office staff is also very professional and helpful. We weren't used to the attention to detail with previous providers. Dr Bender...more
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Dr. Bender is one of the few concerned medical doctors left. She is very aware of the body functions, sports Medicine and takes her time to really listen and understand your health given symptoms. I have comfort knowing that my doctor cares about my health and makes all efforts to help me. 1 hr is...more
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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.
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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...more
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