October 30, 2023 Healthy Living

2023 Top Doctors – Peabody Award

It is with great pride and pleasure that we introduce to you the winners of the first ever CDPHP Top Doctors Peabody Awards.

Named in honor of Francis W. Peabody, an American physician, teacher, and humanitarian, who famously said, “…the secret of the care of patients is caring for the patient.”

These physicians were nominated by you – their patients, peers, and public – for delivering exceptional care to our community.

“When I started this business almost eight years ago, I never though it would grow to be what it has already become. There’s been a lot of hurdles in between, with a lot of ‘moming,’ and working, and recently being diagnosed with breast cancer. To see all of the accomplishments that I am capable of says I’m doing the right thing, which is pretty special.”

– Brittany Fitzmaurice, NP
Precision Valve & Automation

“Don’t be afraid of pursuing your dreams. Don’t be afraid of the effort it takes. The discomfort and effort will pay off in the long run. The discomfort is transitory but the rewards are immense.”

– Padma Sripada, MD
Columbia Internal Medicine

“Data shows us that incidences of anxiety and depression have significantly increased during the lockdown and isolation of COVID-19. The greatest benefit to telemedicine by far is accessibility. Without that accessibility, many people would still not be getting care who now are able to.”

– Kevin Martin, MD

Interested in how we do our ratings or looking for more Top Doctors? Check out our main post!

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

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP, is president and CEO of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP), an award-winning, physician aligned, not-for-profit health plan based in Albany, NY. Bennett has held the position since 2008 after serving more than 10 years as chair, vice chair, and board member for CDPHP. During his tenure, CDPHP has been ranked among the top-performing health plans in New York and the nation, most recently named #1 in Customer Satisfaction in the 2023 J.D. Power Member Health Plan Study. Under his leadership, CDPHP has also become known as a model employer regionally and nationally and was recently named among the top five Best Companies to Work for in New York by the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as Forbes Best-in-State Employers 2022. Prior to joining CDPHP, Bennett served as founding member and CEO of Prime Care Physicians, PLLC. During his tenure, he co-led a team of 25 cardiologists and helped grow the practice to a 100-physician multi-specialty group. 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. He earned his medical degree at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bennett completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. Bennett is currently board chair for the Center for Economic Growth and the Capital Region Chamber, and vice chair for the Palace Theatre. Bennett also serves on the boards of the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Russell Sage Colleges. Bennett is a member of the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council where he helps shape decisions related to New York State's public health and health care delivery system. Well-known locally and nationally for advancing health care innovation, Bennett was recently named to Crain’s New York Business 2021 Notable in Health Care, as well as the Albany Business Review’s Power 50 list.

2 Responses to “2023 Top Doctors – Peabody Award”

  1. Dennis` Rymanowski

    I have been a patient of Dr Sripada for the last 20+ years and I have always said to my family and friends that she is the “best doctor I’ve ever had”.. She’s everything you want in your primary doctor.. I’m very happy for her and that she has been recognized as one of the top CDPHP Doctors…She truly deserves that honor. I wish her all the best going forward.. Congratulations.

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Dennis, I am so happy to hear that you have had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Sripada. She really is a great primary care doctor. Our community is fortunate to have her! Thanks for your comments. -Dr. Bennett

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