Dr. Thomas Bender, MD

Dr. Thomas Bender, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Thomas Bender, MD is a dermatologist in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Tulane University Of Louisiana in 1996 and specializes in dermatology and mohs micrographic surgery.Read his story

2202 State Ave Ste 102

Panama City, FL 32405

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Bender's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bender "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bender "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? "

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

49  Conditions Treated


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25  Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • 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

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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
40 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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