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Berdine Bender, MD - Spokane Internal Medicine doctor.

Berdine S. Bender, MD Providence-employed provider

910 W. 5th Ave. Suite 701
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 624-0111

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Overview

Gender

Female

Expertise

General Internal Medicine

Education

Medical School

The Chicago Medical School - Chicago, IL

Internship

USC/LA County General Hospital - Los Angeles, CA

Residency

USC/LA County General Hospital - Los Angeles, CA

Achievements

Awards & Achievements

Best Doctor 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Professional Organizations

  • Spokane County Medical Society
  • Washington State Medical Society

Interests

Community

  • Temple Beth Shalom committees
  • Spokefest Volunteer
  • Summer Parkways volunteer
  • Director, Temple Beth Shalom Choir
  • Lead singer “Chutzpah”—Klezmer band for Community outreach

Medical Interests

Primary Care Internal Medicine

Personal Interests

  • Biking
  • Singing
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Hiking

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (184 Ratings, 70 Comments)

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09/27/2016
Dr. Berdine Bender is a great Doctor.
100

09/24/2016
excellent care
60

09/18/2016
Just ordinary, not excellent, and not poor.
100

09/07/2016
I have been VERY SATISFIED with all of the staff. Dr. with questions answered questions so that I understand all questions -
100

09/01/2016
Always a pleasure to visit this doctor.
100

08/30/2016
Dr. Bender is a very good doctor and her ast. [...] is very good. They need a raise there that good -
90

08/24/2016
I always feel that Dr. Bender is there for me! She takes as much time as I need whenever I'm there. I really feel like she's on my side and wants to answer any questions I have.
100

08/23/2016
Always caring & helpful. Always have test results as soon as possible.
90

08/16/2016
Provider interested in alternatives to prescriptions to treat pain & stress. Not sure if this is good - but would rather not take meds - if possible. Still experiencing leg pain after PT referral.
80

08/09/2016
I made this appointment to specifically get referrals relating to some concerns I have and there is never enough time allotted in wellness check ups or followups to discuss other matters.
100

08/07/2016
Dr Bender is the best and she makes you feel your health is important to her.
100

08/02/2016
my care with this provider is excellent. her staff person, [...] is very professional efficient and caring. she goes out of her way to take care of Dr Bender's patients.
100

07/31/2016
Dr. Bender is the best diagnostician I have ever met and her care and concern for me is top-notch.
100

07/27/2016
I love Dr. Bender. She's like an old friend.
100

07/26/2016
She's an amazing care provider!
100

07/26/2016
So much to complete in a short period of time made the appointment seem rushed.
60

07/24/2016
My provider is admittedly hard to talk to about anything that is not standard issue medicine, and can be a little dismissive over concerns or thoughts.
100

07/19/2016
Good experience. Dr. Bender is outstanding. She is kind,a good listener, knowledgeable, compassionate and friendly. I thoroughly enjoy her and trust her medical expertise.
100

07/05/2016
I appreciate Dr. Bender's effort to understand my concerns by asking questions. She seems concerned about my overall health and lifestyle. She is very easy to talk to. I feel I can be very open and honest with her. I feel she is very kind and highly competent.
90

07/03/2016
Dr Bender us very helpful. [...]
90

06/28/2016
I have had good experiences with Dr. Bender. However her nurse, [...], seems to lack the kind of interest in me that Dr. Bender does. In a subsequent phone call regarding a prescription she sounded irritated at my question and not very interested in helping. I do not like to deal with her.
100

06/26/2016
Dr. Bender does a great job
100

06/22/2016
exceptional Dr, great communication skills, takes time with me, coordinates my care with other specialist, compassionate.
100

06/22/2016
great assistant & great online site. plus ease of making appointments! not put on hold!!
100

06/21/2016
Excellent!!
100

06/17/2016
Dr. Bender has been my doctor since around 1997 and have no intention of changing.
60

06/09/2016
courteous and timely
90

06/07/2016
Dr. Bender is very personable and really strives to resolve your health care issues.
100

05/22/2016
Dr Bender, and her assistant [...], are excellent!
50

05/18/2016
I feel like since I have a complicated med Hx she doesn't listen to current sx or take them seriously- blames them on other med conditions
100

05/17/2016
I have had very good experiences with this provider and all of the staff. Nothing negative to say at this time.
100

05/16/2016
Dr. Bender is the most caring doctor I have ever met. I would not be alive today if it were not for her. She provides excellent care for me & my sister. [...]
100

05/01/2016
Dr Bender and [...] are so good and caring.
100

04/26/2016
In all of my years of going to Dr. Bender, the only issue has been the wait for lab work. The lab workers have been attentive, professional and overall do a great job. The wait is longer than waiting to see the dr.
90

04/19/2016
I really have not had problem or a bad experience
100

04/12/2016
very concerned and knowledgable, and keen on following up on problems.
90

04/12/2016
Wonderful care from both Dr. Berdine Bender and her PA, [...]. Both are caring, attentive, accessible. I appreciate them.
100

04/06/2016
Overall, Dr. Bender was more thorough than any doctor that I have had in recent years.I appreciated her willingness to spend time with me to address my concerns. It was a very positive experience.
90

04/04/2016
In Nov. I asked for referrals for dermatologist - never acknowledged.
100

04/04/2016
Very good.
100

03/29/2016
Dr. Bender is an excellent diagnostician and physician.
100

03/27/2016
She always listens to concerns I have. [...]
100

03/16/2016
Dr. Bender is excellent. We correspond quickly through MyChart.
100

03/15/2016
Dr. Bender is now the provider of my daughter & her spouse and my grown grandchildren.
80

03/15/2016
Dr Bender is thorough, but disagrees with some of my decisions on meds.
100

03/09/2016
Excellent doctor .... along with her support staff.
100

03/06/2016
Excellent.
100

03/02/2016
Dr. Bender is the easiest doctor I've ever had with whom to share my medical concerns. She is so approachable and genuine and puts me at ease.
90

02/29/2016
She always tries to help me.
100

02/26/2016
I've been a patient of Dr. Bender for well over 15 years. She is a true professional.
100

02/25/2016
Though I've been remiss on following up with my own health and wellness check-ups, Dr. Bender worked some magic to see me right away when I called about a problem that came up just before I was due to leave town. She was great!
100

02/21/2016
Dr Bender is the best!
70

02/16/2016
Still waiting for a prescription to be called into my local pharmacy. I was practically shooed into and out of the office. Doctor was very rushed and let me know it. Never was like this before [...].
100

02/09/2016
She's a great physician - just need to find something to cure my throbbing without side effects.
100

01/31/2016
they are always respectful and helpful
100

01/30/2016
I have seen Dr Bender for a number of years. She is always professional and knowledgeable. I feel comfortable discussing my questions and health care needs with her.
100

01/30/2016
personable, understanding, knowledgeable
100

01/27/2016
Dr. Bender listens to what you have to say, I appreciate that
100

01/26/2016
Dr. Bender and [...] have always been very responsive to my needs and have provided great care for me for many years.
100

01/19/2016
Dr. Bender explains and answers my questions/concerns in detail. It has been years since I have had such a wonderful doctor.
90

01/05/2016
She referred me for physical therapy. After 1 treatment I feel better than I have in months.
90

01/05/2016
I feel Dr. B. Bender listens very carefully. Her assistants are always so friendly. [...]
100

12/30/2015
She is very thorough - She is persistent in efforts to find causes of my problem, she is decisive.
100

12/30/2015
Dr. Bender is personable and easy to work with.
100

12/09/2015
Great staff ... Dr. Bender and her primary assistant [...] are by far the best
100

12/08/2015
Dr. Bender is a very caring and compassionate person. I would never change doctors.
100

12/06/2015
Have been going to Dr. Bender most of my adult life - (age 29-30) am 84 now. Also to heart Dr. [...] since my late 50's - They continue to show me courtesy and information and care.
90

12/06/2015
I have been seeing Dr. Bender for more than 15 years and have never considered seeing another provider, she is wonderful!
100

12/01/2015
Dr. Bender has always treated me with respect and given me the best care possible that I needed.
50

12/01/2015
I had emailed my provider prior to my appointment requesting I be tested for specific condition which cause me considerable pain every day of my life. The response I received from her was that we would address them at the appointment. NONE OF WHAT I REQUESTED WERE EVEN MENTIONED. Anytime I ask a question that is outside of what was on her list she tells me we have to focus at whats at hand.
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