Riverton Memorial Hospital (RMH) is pleased to announce that Scott Bender, M.D., has joined its medical and will be offering general surgery services to patients in Fremont County. Dr. Bender brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to the community and is one of two new physicians that will begin practice in Fremont County in January.    

“Dr. Bender has years of experience in treating a range of surgical conditions, and is an excellent addition to our hospital team,” said Steve Erixon, CEO of both RMH and Lander Regional Hospital.  “General surgery has been a need in our community for nearly a year, and Dr. Bender’s training and experience bring a number of new procedures that will benefit patients in our community.”

Dr. Bender joins RMH from Star Valley Medical Center in Afton, Wyo., where he practiced as a general surgeon for 12 years.  Before Star Valley Medical Center, Dr. Bender worked in private practice in California.

Dr. Bender earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY, in 1988. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ.  Dr. Bender is board certified in general surgery.

Dr. Bender will begin seeing patients at Wind River Clinic, 1005 College View Drive in Riverton on January 2.  To schedule an appointment, please call 857-3488.