Bender serving patients and the community with dedication and a smile


GRAFTON—With restrictions beginning to lift, as the county continues to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, Grafton City Hospital (GCH) would like to remind residents that the facility offers top-notch care to patients.

When looking for a provider to help ensure your health is at its best, individuals won’t have to look any further than Grafton City Hospital. Hospital officials would like to introduce some of their providers, to better help residents select the care that’s right for them.

For over 30 years, Doctor David B. Bender has been serving the residents of Grafton and Taylor County as a family physician with devotion, caring and a welcoming smile.

Specializing in family practice, Bender attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1979-1983, before continuing his education in medical school at Jefferson Medical College from 1983-1987.

Following his graduation, he then served his residency at Allegheny Family Physicians in Altoona Pennsylvania from 1987-1990, before finally making his way to Grafton.

In addition to his duties in the Tygart Valley Total Care Clinic, Bender is involved in all aspects of health care in the community, serving also as Taylor County’s Health Officer. He has been one of the key forces in facing the COVID-19 pandemic head on, keeping the community up to date with the latest information, while working to ensure the health and safety of its residents.

“I am deeply committed to Grafton City Hospital, where I serve as a Board of Trustees member, as well as the Chief of Staff for our medical team,” Bender voiced.

When not focusing on the health of the patients at Grafton City Hospital, his duties there or trying to navigate through the current pandemic, Bender likes to spend his time with his wife, Sally, his children and his grandchildren. 

“I really enjoy boating and fishing on Tygart Lake when the weather is nice,” Bender commented. “There is just something about being on the water.”

Another favorite pastime for the doctor is traveling with Sally, visiting new locations and learning about the cultures and customs there.

“I also consider myself somewhat of a history buff and am interested in the local history, as well as the Civil War,” he added. 

The Tygart Valley Total Care Clinic offers a variety of services including, routine medical care, sick visits, well child exams, routine physicals, sports physicals, immunizations and women’s health.

The clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Their later clinic hours afford families with busy lives the convenience of receiving medical care at their leisure.

Tygart Valley Total Care Clinic is the county’s only walk-in clinic. Patients may also schedule an appointment by calling 304-265-0400.

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