Jim Bennett, MD


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About Me

Jim Bennett, MD earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He completed a one-year internship in family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico Hospital before completing a 3-year internal medicine residency, and then a 2-year rheumatology fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Bennett also served as the House Officer in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and as a physician at the University of New Mexico Medical Group. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Bennett treats rheumatic diseases including vasculitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Behcet’s disease, auto-inflammatory syndromes, and myositis. Procedures Dr. Bennett performs include joint injections for the hands, wrists, toes and large joints including the sacroiliac and hip joints.

Dr. Bennett is originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico. In his free time, he enjoys mountain and road bicycling, hiking, backpacking, cross country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, reading, listening to music, archery, and nature photography. He is married and the proud father to two wonderful children.

Education & Training

Medical School

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine


University of New Mexico


University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center


University of New Mexico

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine- Rheumatology


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Virtual visits

St. Peter's Health is proud to offer telehealth care through several virtual platforms. If you have an appointment for a virtual visit, you can enter your provider's virtual waiting room on this page. 

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