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About Dr. Fred W Fender
Dr. Fred W Fender, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Meridian, ID. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Fender is affiliated with St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fender has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Fred W Fender has the following 3 specialties
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Fred W Fender has the following 6 expertise
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
Dr. Fred W Fender has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Fred W Fender is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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I can add very little to the review my poor sister just left regarding the care of our 87 year old mother. After having checked with several other doctors, I feel confident that his 50% decrease in mom's morphine was extreme and threw her into withdrawal. He also chose to decrease her antidepressant medication by 50% at the same time, even though she has a history of depression. That was bad enough, but not to be willing to respond or offer help to her. Believe me when I say this is something you do not ever want to witness. Dr. Fender will never be allowed to treat our mother or any other family member again.
Dr Fender is one of the staff physicians for Life Care. My mother resides there, is 87 and in chronic pain. He decided to reduce her morphine dose. Instead of doing the recommended reduction of 10% every 2 weeks he suddenly cut it by 50%. My sister and I spent the evening watching our mother twitch, scream and claw her face as she felt like she was burning up, going crazy or both. When the staff nurse called him he was "put out" that he got a call on Sat evening. In my opinion, putting an elderly person through that sort of withdrawal was inhumane!
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Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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Dr. Fender is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
Family Practice Residency Of Idaho Inc
Dr. Fred W Fender accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Altius Provider Directory
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Idaho
- Blue Cross ID PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Regence Health Plans
- Regence ID Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSt Alphonsus Medical Group, 3025 W Cherry Ln Ste B, Meridian, ID
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