What does your business do & what sets you apart from others in your industry?

I am a community focused podiatrist that treats all ages of patients for conditions of the foot and ankle. What sets me apart is that I try to treat my patients the way that I would like to be treated in a doctor’s office.

 What is “super” about your business?  Why is it special?

My office is “super” because customer service is a top priority. We are thankful that people choose our office for their podiatric care, and we want them to feel comfortable in our office. Happy patients are our top referral source for new patients!

 If you could pick a superpower, what would it be?

I would like to clone myself and be in multiple places at once!

 What is one thing you have had to do to “pivot” to survive the Covid shutdown?

Initially, I worked part-time hours, with limited staff, and patients spaced out to avoid contact with each other. As the pandemic continued, I decided to merge my private practice with a larger one to provide my patients with the safest environment possible and to offer security for my practice.

Name one thing you LOVE about our Chamber?

I LOVE meeting such interesting people with unique ideas and viewpoints. Every time I attend a Chamber event or program, I learn something new that I can apply to my own practice or life!

 What’s the weirdest thing you sell or offer? Or have there been any odd customer requests?

I treat the foot and ankle…..so there are a lot of weird conditions I treat! Viral (warts), fungal, and bacterial infections might be weird to most people but are common things that are treated in my office.

 Name three of your favorite local businesses (besides yourself, of course!)

Maya Del Sol, Filoni

Visit Dr. Mary Ann Bender at Weil Foot and Ankle Institute

610 S. Maple, #2550, Oak Park, IL 60304


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This Super Hero profile was created on 10/9/20

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