Board Certification

  • Family Medicine


  • Certified by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
  • Member of the NRCME (National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners)


Internship and Residency

Riverside Regional Medical Center
Family Medicine
Newport News, VA
1987 and 1989

Medical School

Medical College of Virginia
Doctor of Medicine
Richmond, VA

Undergraduate School

Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Science
Baltimore, MD

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)


Dr. Bender is the president of Amherst Family Practice. Dr. Bender graduated from Johns Hopkins University and MCV. His internship and residency were served at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Dr. Bender is a member of the AAFP and ACOEM and is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He was honored by his residence peers with the Spirit of Family Practice Award during his year of clinical residency for his “general attitude, devotion to his patients, cooperation with his partners and service to his fellow man”. Dr. Bender joined AFP immediately after his residency. He and his family have chosen Winchester as their home town. He gives to the community through his medical practice and activities in his church.