Dr. Walter Bender, MD

Dr. Walter Bender, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Walter Bender, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 64 years old.

Kidney Associates of Kansas City, PC

6530 Troost Ave Ste A

Kansas City, MO 64131
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gout
very high
more than 96% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Johns Hopkins, Bayview
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins, Bayview
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bender has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bender to family and friends
2.3
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Bender's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    POOR
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
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Dr. Bender accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Missouri Care
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Savility
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Bender has admitting privileges

Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10500 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66215
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Belton Regional Medical Center
17065 South 71 Highway
Belton, MO 64012
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Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Golden Valley Memorial Hospital
1600 N 2nd St
Clinton, MO 64735
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Saint Joseph Medical Center
1000 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO 64114
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