May 27, 2020 News

COVID-19 Update: A Message from Dr. John Bennett

As New York and the nation begin the process of reopening following the COVID-19 crisis, I wanted to let you know that CDPHP is here for you, as we have been for the last 35+ years. 

While many of us are looking forward to getting back into the office and reconnecting with family, friends, and colleagues we so dearly miss, there is a lot of anxiety about what the future has in store. Rest assured, CDPHP has your back, and we will continue working hard to keep you and your loved ones healthy, happy, safe, and secure.

With this in mind, we are reminding our members and the community-at-large that we cannot let our guard down just yet. We must continue to do the following to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wear face masks in public
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Take advantage of telehealth and mental telehealth services

In the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to safely reconnecting with our community, and I am hopeful for healthier and happier days to come.

All my best,

Dr. John Bennett

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP
About Author

Dr. Bennett was named president and CEO of CDPHP in 2008, after serving as chairman of the board since 2003, vice chairman since 1999, and board member since 1996. Prior to working at CDPHP, Dr. Bennett served as chief of the division of cardiology at Albany Memorial Hospital, was a member of Northeast Health Systems’ board of directors, and chaired the department of medicine. Dr. Bennett also served as CEO of Prime Care Physicians, PPLC, where he practiced cardiology with Albany Associates in Cardiology. Dr. Bennett chairs the board of directors for the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (Hixny). In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr. Bennett earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed his residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. Currently, he is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Bennett is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialties in internal medicine and cardiology.

6 Responses to “COVID-19 Update: A Message from Dr. John Bennett”

  1. Alden (Joe) Doolittle

    Dr. Bennett/John: Thank you for your optimistic tone and practical references. They’ve been clear and connective to CDPHP’s membership, and a stable reference for critical information and leadership in these uncertain times. Stay well yourself, much good cheer, Joe

  2. Robert M. Zelonka

    Very very impressive resume. Taking the time to reach out with the kind worded message, coming from a person who’s time is very valuable is very appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to inform members of CDPHP and the general public. May good wishes bless you. Thank you again sincerely Robert M.Zelonka, member of CDPHP.

    • John D. Bennett

      Hello, Robert! Thank you for your kind words and well-wishes. Given all that is going on in the world, your message is so appreciated. All my best! John.

  3. John LaJeunesse

    I love the fact that you’ve accomplished so much with CDPHP but, I lost the best cardiologist I ever had when you took over at CDPHP and left AA in Cardiology.

    • John D. Bennett

      Hi, John! So nice to hear from you, and thank you for the kind words. While I miss direct patient care, I am thrilled to be making a difference in our community with CDPHP. I hope you are doing well!


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