December 28, 2020 News

A Sigh of Relief: A Message about the COVID-19 Vaccine from Dr. John D. Bennett

As 2020 draws to a close, we are eagerly anticipating a return to life as it was in a pre-COVID time.

Hope is now here in the form of a vaccine that is being rolled out as quickly and efficiently as possible, first to the highest-risk groups and eventually to the entire population.

We at CDPHP® encourage everyone to protect yourselves, your loved ones, and your community by getting the vaccine as soon as it is available to you.

Rest assured, we’ll be keeping you updated on all things COVID-19, just as we have for the last nine months.

I wish each and every one of you a healthy, prosperous New Year.

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP
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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.

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