MLG (healthgrades) I would recommend Dr. Bender to anyone needing pain management of the cervical spine which is what my problem was. He was confident in his approach and treatment. He explained procedures and answered all my questions. He took whatever time was needed to make sure I understood everything. He exemplified how a physician-patient relationship works best. His staff seemed very caring and efficient.
Anonymous (healthgrades) As a retired physician myself, I assure you that Medicine is both an Art and a Science. All doctors have mastered the science, but only a few master the "art" - the delicate artistic manipulation of needles inserted deeply under X-Ray guidance and hitting the exact target each time, as Dr Bender regularly does. He truly is a "Doctor's Doctor" and I recommend him to anyone and everyone in need of pain relief. He is the "Exemplar" - the "Highest Standard" to which all others are compared to.
Anonymous (healthgrades) Dr. Bender had wonderful bedside manner, took our concerns seriously and worked so hard to communicate with the insurance company to make sure everything was covered.

Zachary Barnett, PA

Primary Specialty

General Orthopedics

Other Specialties


Phone (217)-547-9100


“The significance of my role as a Physician Assistant is to provide essential treatment modalities within the office as well as the operating room. This position allows me to help improve orthopedic conditions through a unique skill set and team-based approach. Ultimately, setting the standard of quality patient care with patient satisfaction as my highest priority.”

Additional Info
  • Graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois
  • Master’s degree of Physician Assistant Studies from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky
  • Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Member of International Association of Healthcare Professionals
  • Member of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement