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About Dr. William I Bender

Dr. William I Bender, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Spokane, WA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Bender is affiliated with Deaconess Hospital and Valley Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

41 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William I Bender is Good. Dr. William I Bender has been rated by 41 patients. From those 41 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William I Bender is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Spokane Headache Clinic

105 W 8th Ave Ste 560
Spokane, WA 99204
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Specialties

Dr. William I Bender has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. William I Bender has the following 10 expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Headache

Dr. William I Bender has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. William I Bender is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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He is rude and not very knowledgable. I am glad i decided to seek second opinions from someone else.

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Five Stars

I experienced sever muscle deteriation and went off a statin drug. I continued to loose weight and could not get out of a chair or walk past the end of the block. I had seen three doctors one a neurologist during the course of five months. Dr. Bender diagnosed it as Statin caused autoimmune myopathy which is very rare. He had been to a conference I believe at John Hopkins. I have completely recoverd as he predicted. This diagnosis has allowed me to qualify for a new colesteral drug called praluent.

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Two Stars

Not really any diagnosis or fact finding, just what medicine did we want to start with

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worst doctor and office staff EVER

I wish I would have researched doctors instead of just letting my FP refer me to someone in their "group". After waiting nearly 2 months for an appointment, I showed up a half an hour early to my appointment. I have been having debilitating migraines with no rhyme or reason and every symptom possible accompanying them. When they finally took me into the room, 25 minutes past my appointment time; the MA was rude and cold (like the rest of the staff). She stayed there for approximately 1.5 minutes asking me questions that were answered on the huge packet that I filled out for them ahead of time. Finally, "Dr." Bender came in. What an awful human being. He would ask me questions (again, every thing the MA just asked, and everything that was already answered in the packet), then when I would answer him; he would repeat everything I just said in a demeaning, unbelieving fashion. He also seemed to have some weird agenda about me being a single mom and was beginning to insinuate that that was where my problems are stemming from!!! Do NOT go to this office. You will regret your waste of time. This was the first time in my entire life that I got up and walked out before the appointment was over and left him sitting there to brew over his arrogant cold self. The receptionists had taken my copay prior to the doctor even seeing me, so now I need to call my credit card company to get that back and call my insurance to make sure that they don't try to bill then for my three minute "visit". If it let me submit zero stars, I would, but you have to choose at least one for our to accept the review.

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Staff is rude!

I had a fairly decent experience with the doctor. He saw me a fewtimes for migraines and was able to get me on a decent treatment. However I had a terrible experience with his staff. Cold, uncaring, and rude I even got hung up on. I was just trying to get some information. I will never go back.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science

    Graduated in 1978

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William I Bender accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network

Locations & Directions

Spokane Headache Clinic, 105 W 8th Ave Ste 560, Spokane, WA
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