Dr. William I. Bender, MD

Dr. William I. Bender, MD

Neurology | Male | 63 years old

Columbia Medical Associates
610 S Sherman St Ste 208
Spokane, WA 99202 Get Directions
Accepting new patients

Learn about this doctor

Care Philosophy

Dr. Bender specializes in Neurology and practices in Spokane, WA. He practices at 1 location.

Are you Dr. Bender? Add your own statement here.

Read more

Dr. Bender's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Bender's experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

62
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

2
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Bender

Dr. Bender accepts 13 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Bender has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Dr. Bender's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bender to family and friends
2.4
based on 20 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (20)
  • Helpfulness
     (20)
  • Staff
     (20)
  • Scheduling
     (19)
Experience with Dr. Bender
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (20)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (20)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (20)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (20)
Dr. Bender's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (19)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (20)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (20)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (18)
Open Full Survey+
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).
Have you seen Dr. William I. Bender, MD?
Are you Dr. Bender?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Bender

Compare this Doctor
More Neurology Specialists like Dr. Bender at Columbia Medical Associates

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 Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Bender has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Background Check

Why It Matters: Dr. Bender's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Education

  • Medical School
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Bender does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Bender and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)