Calvert Physician Associates (CPA), the provider network of Calvert Memorial Hospital and the Calvert Health System, is pleased to announce the expansion of our network of community-based primary care providers with the addition of two long-standing and well-regarded Calvert County family medicine practices.
Starting June 29, the practices of Charles W. Bennett, MD and Calvert Family Practice Associates began operating under the names of Calvert Primary Care Lusby and Calvert Primary Care Prince Frederick, respectively. These practices join Dunkirk, Solomons and Twin Beaches to bring the total number of primary care locations serving the community as part of CPA to five.
The physicians joining CPA include Drs. J. Michael Brooks and Michelle Folsom, both of Calvert Family Practice Associates, and Dr. Charles W. Bennett. All three physicians are board certified in family medicine and have well-established relationships with Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Dean Teague, president and CEO of Calvert Memorial Hospital and Calvert Physicians Associates said: “I am delighted that Dr. Brooks, Dr. Folsom and Dr. Bennett have decided to become part of CPA. They represent a level of care for their patients and a commitment to the community that is the core of our philosophy at the hospital and CPA.”
He went on to say: “We are working hard to create a healthcare system that helps our community get well, keep well and live well. The addition of Calvert Family Practice Associates and Dr. Bennett to CPA lets us deliver on the model that offers full access to a wide range of clinical services and exceptional patient care right here where you live.”
Dr. Bennett has served the community for over 30 years and is enthusiastic about the new affiliation with the hospital. “I am delighted to be a part of the CPA organization and to have the opportunity to participate in the hospital’s strategy for delivering quality health care to my patients and to the community. Lusby has been my home for my entire life and being able to foresee a healthy future for my family, friends, neighbors and patients is a blessing.”
“This is an ideal partnership for the future of patient care,” said Dr. Brooks. “Being part of CPA will give us even better access to their entire network, including the specialist providers in Gastroenterology, Ear Nose and Throat, Surgery, Physical Medicine and Hematology/Oncology. We have worked with the CPA providers for a long time, so we know that it is a strong organization with a reputation for delivering high-quality care. As Calvert Family Practice Associates, we have always strived to provide optimum care for our patients, and we know that we will be able to continue that as part of the Calvert Primary Care team.”
According to CPA Executive Director Teresa Baran: “Our goal at CPA is to build a network of providers to meet the healthcare needs of the Calvert County community now and in the future, and bringing these practices onboard is a big step in achieving that. Having a strong presence in primary care is the foundation of any good healthcare system. Calvert Family Practice Associates and Dr. Bennett certainly enhance that foundation for CPA.”
Drs. Bennett, Brooks and Folsom join the over 20 other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and specialist providers that comprise the CPA network: Primary Care (Family Medicine); Gastroenterology; Hematology and Oncology; Otolaryngology (ENT); Physical Medicine and Pain Management; Surgical Care (General Surgery); and The Women’s Center (OB/GYN).
Calvert Physician Associates is dedicated to the health and well-being of all the residents within our service area. Most insurance plans are accepted and new patients are always welcome. Nurse care coordinators in primary care provide extra support for those with chronic conditions. A patient portal makes it easy to communicate with your care team online 24/7 and electronic medical records enhance information sharing between providers. All our physicians are on active staff at Calvert Memorial Hospital with offices conveniently located throughout the county, many on the hospital campus.
Board-certified family medicine physicians Dr. J. Michael Brooks, Dr. Michelle Folsom and Dr. Charles W. Bennett recently joined Calvert Physician Associates.