It is with extremely heavy hearts that we want to notify you of the recent unexpected death of Dr. Ed Bender.
Dr. Bender joined the Family Clinic back in 1976, and practiced for over 40 years, until his retirement in 2013. Over those many decades, he cared for countless people, young and old, in the
hospital and in the office, delivering many babies, and being a steadfast source of expertise, care and compassion all the while.
Outside of his life as a family physician, he was also an athlete, a diehard sports fan, a singer and musician, an avid gardener, a beekeeper, a keeper of alpacas, an avid traveler (around the US and around the world), a pillar of the community, and a friend to all.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Marjean, their children Cassandra and Jason, and grandson Cody, as well as brothers, nieces and nephews.
Needless to say, this is a tremendous loss for the community, and specifically for the Family Clinic, where we all knew him best, whether as a physician or as a colleague, but always as a friend.
His memorial service will be held 2 PM, Monday December 4, 2023, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Memorials may be sent to High Plains Honor Flight, PO Box 363, Ault, CO 80610 or to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Choir, 2000 S. Lemay Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525.
And you may visit bohlenderfuneralchapel.com to share memories.
We offer everyone our deepest condolences, as we too grieve the loss of him.
Ed will truly be missed.
The Family Clinic of Fort Collins
*We have reopened the clinic to sick visits. We do ask if you are coming in for a sick appointment however, to please wear a mask. This is to continue to keep our staff and providers safe. We are still offering telehealth appointments as needed. *
Welcome to The Family Clinic of Fort Collins. We are a group of family practice physicians taking care of patients and their families in Northern Colorado since 1974. The physicians and staff of The Family Clinic have deep roots in the community. As well as long standing relationships with local physician specialists, various therapists, and complimentary medicine providers. We are here to help you achieve your individual health and wellness goals. At all stages of life. From times of illness to striving toward optimum health. If you are an established patient, then we thank you for trusting us to care for you and your family. If you are visiting the website to learn more about us, then we thank you for taking the initiative to improve your health and we look forward to meeting you soon!
The Family Clinic is open to new patients! (mostly):
All of our physicians are all currently accepting new patients, except for Dr Mitch Janasek, he is no longer accepting any new patients. Drs Kris Rivera and Matt Duran are only taking new patients age 17 and younger.
But as always, none of our physicians are able to accept "new" Medicare patients.
However, we obviously will continue to provide care for any established patients that age into Medicare.