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Dr. Robert Bender, MD

Geriatric Medicine*
4.6 (9)
Map Pin Small Des Moines, IA
Accepting new patients
46 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Robert Bender, MD

Dr. Robert Bender, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Des Moines, IA. They specialize in Geriatric Medicine, has 46 years of experience, and is board certified in Family Practice. They graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Boone County Hospital and Broadlawns Medical Center. Dr. Bender, completed a residency at St Johns Mercy Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Bender an average 4.6 star rating.

Dr. Bender works at Practice in Des Moines, IA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Bender's Office Locations

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    Broadlawns Medical Center
    1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50314 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (515) 282-5700

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  • Boone County Hospital
  • Broadlawns Medical Center

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    Specialties*
    • Geriatric Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 46 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1740254218
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • St Johns Mercy Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Duke University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine
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