John L. Bender, MD, MBA, FAAFP is a board-certified family medicine physician, and the Chief Executive Officer at Miramont Family Medicine based in Fort Collins Colorado.

In 2010 Miramont won the national HiMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in health information technology.  In 2011, The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation named Miramont the Patient Centered Medical Home of the Year. In 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designated Miramont a national exemplar model for workforce innovation. The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians named Dr. Bender their Family Physician of the Year for 2014. In 2016 he chaired the Board for Physicians Accountable Care Solutions, LLC, one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s).

Dr. Bender completed three years of service on the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a past President of the Colorado Medical Society, past President and past Chair of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, and a past President of the Northern Colorado Individual Practice Association (IPA). He has worked on various pieces of legislation that are now law in his home state dealing with telehealth, immunization registries, the corporate practice of medicine, and direct primary care. 

Dr. Bender and Miramont were featured as the cover story in the January 2014 edition of Medical Economics magazine. He served on their editorial board from 2014 to 2016.

His past military service includes eleven years as a commissioned officer in the United States Naval Reserve as a Flight Surgeon, and two years as a commissioned Major in the United States Army Reserve. In July 2000, President Clinton ordered Major Bender’s unit to Kosovo where he served as the Medical Director for an Acute Care Center in the surgical hospital at Camp Bondsteel after the Serbian offensive.

Dr. Bender is married to his childhood sweetheart, Teresa, who is a private business operations consultant for their three office locations. They have two adult sons who have both served proudly in the United States Marine Corps, two adult daughters, and seven grandchildren.