Charles W. Bennett, MD
Charles W. Bennett, MD went to medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and completed his residency at the Franklin Square Hospital, also in Baltimore. He is board-certified in family medicine.
Dr. Bennett is a life-long resident of Lusby and has practiced family medicine here for over 30 years. “As I grew up in Lusby, my brother, my parents and my grandparents all went to our one family doctor. He delivered me, took out my tonsils and took care of all of us – even the family dog in a pinch!“
And while Dr. Bennett doesn’t treat the family pet, he takes pride in being able to help everyone else. His patients include multiple generations of the same family. “As a family doctor, I expect to be able to address 90% of any patient’s healthcare needs over 100% of their lifetime. In the 10% of cases that require a specialist, I stay involved in the treatment plan and follow up. You are still my patient, regardless of what specialty care you need. “
Dr. Bennett’s residency training included a rotation in shock trauma, which he found fascinating but left him missing the human connection. “I really wanted to get to know my patients over a longer period of time. It’s not in my nature to treat someone for a broken leg and not see them after it’s set.
“On my first day of medical school, one of my professors quoted Dr. Francis Weld Peabody, a 19th century physician and teacher at Harvard Medical School: ‘the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient’. I still subscribe to that philosophy today. I truly do care about and for my patients.”