Dr. William Bender, MD

Dr. William Bender, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Bender, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

Bender & Wurst, MD PS

105 W 8th Ave Ste 560

Spokane, WA 99204
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Top Care Areas


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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Essential Tremor
very high
more than 94% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

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
based on 24 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Spokane, WA |
IF YOU SEE THIS MAN, SEEK A SECOND OPINION!!! Misdiagnosed my contidition after talking with him for 10 minutes. Recommended spinal surgery. Informed me that he would set up an appointment with a neurosurgeon and NEVER heard back from him or his office again. After giving up on him or his office to follow through with their promises, I sought out a second opinion with another provider. Turned out to be M.S. all the other reviews I have found on this doctor had similar complaints.
in Spokane, WA |
I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone. I was referred to him by my PCP. He gave me no answers, and was more interested in why I wasn't wearing high top tennis shoes. Also I had to wait 3 months to see him, and got no answers. I'm going to go to another Neurologist. This guy has a bit of a God complex. Oh and unless you're old and on Social Security he thinks you shouldn't be. He doesn't out right say it, but it's written all over his face! Don't go see him!
Spokane, WA |
Words fail. The worst experience I have ever had with a physician.
Spokane, WA |
Terrible bedside manner. Completely misdiagnosed my son's condition and just wanted me to put him on antidepressants
in Spokane, WA |
Dr. Bender was very thorough and explained everything. As a nurse I really appreciated that he listened to me and that he explained everything. I would recommend him to anyone. I was very nervous and tend to get a little wound up. He was very calm and got me to focus. I showed up a half hour early so my wait time would not have been as long if I came a little later.
Spokane, WA |
I URGE anyone receiving a diagnosis from Dr. Bender to seek a second opinion. In a 30-40 minute examination he diagnosed my husband with Dementia Alzheimer's disease when in fact he had a well advanced brain tumor. Really glad I sought further testing (MRI).
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bender accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core

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Hospitals where Dr. Bender has admitting privileges

Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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