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Dr. Frank Bender, MD

Pulmonary Disease
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48 years of experience

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Dr. Frank Bender, MD is a Pulmonologist in Escondido, CA. They specialize in Pulmonary Disease, has 48 years of experience, and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine. They graduated from University Of California At San Diego and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

Dr. Bender works at Palomar Health Medical Group in Escondido, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Locations

  1. 1
    Palomar Health Medical Group
    2125 Citracado Pkwy Ste 140, Escondido, CA 92029 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
  2. 2
    Arch Health Partners Family Medicine Escondido
    488 E Valley Pkwy Ste 111, Escondido, CA 92025 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    Pulmonology Office
    1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 302, Escondido, CA 92029 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions

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    • Aetna
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    • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Cross
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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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    • Health Net of California
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    About Dr. Frank Bender, MD

    Specialties
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 48 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, German
    Languages Spoken
    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1912015363
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of California, San Diego
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    Residency
    • Boston Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Boston Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University Of California At San Diego
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • MIT
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Palomar Medical Center Poway
    • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
    • Palomar Medical Center Escondido

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    Dr. Frank Bender, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Bender is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Bender has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Bender has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Bender works at Palomar Health Medical Group in Escondido, CA. View the full address on Dr. Bender’s profile.

    5 patients have reviewed Dr. Bender. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bender.

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