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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.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Fred W Fender is Great. Dr. Fred W Fender has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Fred W Fender is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

St Alphonsus Medical Group

3025 W Cherry Ln Ste B
Meridian, ID 83642
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Specialties

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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Fred W Fender has the following 6 expertise

  • Family Planning
  • Contraception
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss

Dr. Fred W Fender has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Fred W Fender is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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Reviews

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he had been helpful and timely with his advice and medicine
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10 minutes
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Friendly Staff
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Spends Time with Me
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Not compassionate enough for geriatric care

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.

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One Star

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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Nursing Home Doctor

Doesn't communicate with P.O.A. Ordered antibiotics a week after recieving test results. Failed to review patient medical history prior to prescribing care. Lacks time management to properly address patient care.

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Patients wife

All that you would want from a Doctor. I think he spreads himself pretty thin. Gives a lot of him time and efforts.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Fender is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Family Practice Residency Of Idaho Inc

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Fred W Fender accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Altius
    • Altius Provider Directory
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Idaho
    • Blue Cross ID PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence ID Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

St Alphonsus Medical Group, 3025 W Cherry Ln Ste B, Meridian, ID

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