Dr. Thomas Bender, MD

Dermatology  |  
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Age 47
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Dr. Thomas Bender, MD
Dr Bender graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile Al. He was driven to serve his country and left for the US Air Force Academy after graduation from Murphy. He then was selected for the Health Professions Scholarship program and was one of eleven cadets selected for medical school. He graduated in the top 20% from Tulane and was selected for a general surgery internship at Keealer AFB in MS. He was assigned to family practice at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery AL and served there for almost 5 years. He then was selected by the Air Force for a highly sought after dermatology slot, and was fortunate enough to be selected at Tulane for a dermatology residency. After completion, he served in the Air Force at Eglin AFB, taking care of special operators from Hulbert Field, pilots and their family's from Eglin, and retirees in the Panhandle. He decided upon retiring from the Air Force to to return home to South Alabama.

2002 Hand Ave

Bay Minette, AL 36507

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Dr. Thomas Bender, MD

Dr. Thomas Bender, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Centre, Thomas W Bender III MD and staff strive to provide compassionate, professional, top notch care in a warm, comfortable environment. We always strive to provide the best care possible. Dr Bender trained at Tulane University and spent almost 5 years as Chief of Dermatology at EGLIN Air Force base in Florida after graduating from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs CO. He has one of the most comprehensive skin care clinics offering everything from skin cancer exams, skin cancer treatment, laser surgery, acne, psoriasis, and eczema treatments. Shouldn't you trust your skin to an experienced board certified dermatologist? 
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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 Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Visual Migraine
  • Warts


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • LightSheer® Hair Removal Procedure
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


  • Us Air Force Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Kessler Afb Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bender has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bender to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
Daphne, AL |
Don't believe the advertising. I heard about Dr. Bender on the radio and thought he would be a good choice for a mole check up as I am getting up in age and have spent time in the sun. I had wait over an hour just to called back. He finally rushes in and takes a quick look and asked me if I want to freeze off some moles. I thought he was the doctor and would determine that. He didn't even take the time to look at my whole body. I had to ask him if he would look at my legs. Very disappointed!
in Foley, AL |
This doctor did not ask me a history about my skin problems, spent 5 min in the room, and did not have any idea what is going on after looking on my skin rash. I had to insist on my blood test to confirm what I was thinking about my condition. Then, I received a bill for $ 415 dollars!!! Is it normal bill for medical help from the doctor? Did he really helped me? NO! Never go back to him again and do not advise you to go there.
in Mobile, AL |
I first saw Dr. Bender for a routine skin cancer screening. He was quick, concise and matter of fact without being abrupt. Everyone , from the PAs to the staff , has always been pleasant and helpful. But, be prepared to wait. I have had to leave and reschedule when my appointment time was 30 minutes prior and I was still in the waiting room.
in Mobile, AL |
I visited the Mobile office. Dr Bender was very courteous, friendly, prompt and thorough. I was very happy with my visit and the procedure that he performed. His staff was equally friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend.
in Mobile, AL |
I originally started visiting Advanced Dermatology for Botox and have been very pleased ever since. I have had 3 separate laser procedures all with great results. He even has a laser to cure psoriasis! Dr. Bender listened to my concerns and was extremely knowledgable in my diagnosis. His nurse contacted me in a timely fashion with my biopsy results and scheduled my surgery. Their new building is beautiful. I recommend his office to all my friends.
Paid my co-insurance upon going to this doctor and he billed my insurance company under two codes, one for burning offer wart they paid and the other for nevis??. Paid my agreed co-pay before the visit. Billing department and receptionist at Daphne, AL are rude and do not care to get their insurance claim corrected. Stay away, beware! After he burned off the wart, it came back and he collected 20.00 plus money from my insurance for being in-network He is trying to bill me another 100.00.
Robin I am sorry your insurance requires you to pay a substantial portion of your bill. Unfortunately, this is becoming a common occurrence in the insurance industry. Most of our patients make contact with 3 different employees (appointment clerk, front office personnel, medical assistant) as well as seeing the provider. We could never survive on a 20 dollars patient copay. Take care Advanced Dermatology
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Dr. Bender accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Bender has admitting privileges

Providence Hospital
6801 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
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