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Dermatology | Male

2002 Hand Ave Bay Minette, AL 36507 Get Directions

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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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Biography

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.

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Dr. Bender's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (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.
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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 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.

Dr. Bender's 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? 

Dr. Bender says...

Dr Bender and Dr Reeder have extensive experience with lasers including CO2 resurfacing, Lumenis Infinity Laser Hair Removal, Ultherapy, Excel V, Lumenis IPL, Cutera Enlighten and Pharos nbUVB. They perform laser procedures every single day.  He is also experienced in surgical excision of skin cancers as he trained for a year in general surgery in addition to his dermatology training. He also has a first-hand experience of primary care medicine as he practiced in family practice in the US Air Force for almost 5 years.   He has an appreciation for the hard work and difficulty that our primary care physicians face..He relishes the opportunity to assist them in providing first class care in a first class facility like the one he practices in located at 580 Providence Park Dr East in Mobile and CR 64 in Daphne AL.  

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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Kessler Afb Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Us Air Force Academy

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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