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Bender, William, M.D.

Locations: Kaiser Permanente Kendall Yards Medical Office (Formerly: Family Health Center)

Specialty: Neurology

Year Joined Columbia Medical Associates   2012

Education   Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 1978

Advanced Training   Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency, Los Angeles, California 1978-1980, Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center Neurology Residency, Los Angeles, California 1980-1983

Certification   Board Certified in Neurology

Philosophy of Care   “I best understand how to help people when I understand their symptoms. Listening to them describe their problem is of the most importance.”

Medical Interests   Headache, neuro-ophthamology, medical ethics

Professional Activities   Washington State Medical Association, Spokane County Medical Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society

Personal Interests   Bicycling, promoting physical activity events for Spokane, cross country skiing and baking bread

Fluent in languages other than English   Spanish