August 29th, 2022
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Mark Bender, MD, Joins UF Health Pain Medicine at Halifax Health

Mark Bender, MD, DC, an interventional pain medicine specialist, has joined the medical team at UF Health Pain Medicine at Halifax Health.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 24, 2022)  Mark Bender, MD, DC, an interventional pain medicine specialist, has joined the medical team at UF Health Pain Medicine at Halifax Health, located at 311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 440 Daytona Beach, Fla 32114.

Dr. Bender earned his medical degree at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla., where he was valedictorian and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Orlando Health in Orlando, Fla., and his fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

Prior to his medical training, he received a doctorate in chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Daytona Beach, Fla. With a successful business practice in South Florida, Dr. Bender witnessed people suffer from pain that he was not able to treat as a chiropractor. Wanting to affect people on a deeper level, he spent the intervening years training to become an expert in minimally invasive spine care.

He has been heavily involved in research and has written nineteen articles and a book chapter related to his field. The majority of his research involved the treatment of musculoskeletal and spine-related disorders. Dr. Bender has a passion for community service and has been on several medical mission trips in the Dominican Republic and Fiji.

In his free time, he loves being outdoors surfing, wakeboarding, rock climbing and traveling. He also enjoys playing the drums.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit

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