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We found 2 preventive medicine providers who accept Health Net PPO near Huntington Beach, CA.

Praful A Sarode MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Pulmonology, Neonatology, Preventive Medicine
17456 Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 547-5444; (562) 929-5000

Dr. Praful Sarode specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, pediatric pulmonology, and family medicine and practices in Santa Ana, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Norwalk, CA. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sarode honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sarode (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Clinical interests: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Dr. David Winston Cheshire MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine
18582 Beach Boulevard; Suite 23a
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 964-4448

Dr. David Cheshire works as a family medicine practitioner and occupational medicine specialist in Huntington Beach, CA. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheshire accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cheshire is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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What is Preventive Medicine?

Preventive medicine is, in broad terms, medical care that keeps people healthy. So in a sense, all doctors practice preventive medicine. However, it is also a recognized medical specialty that promotes well-being for communities and populations. Preventive medicine specialists study the conditions and behaviors (such as obesity or smoking) that cause disease. They may make policy decisions (such as on food safety or seatbelt use) that help keep communities safe. Treating a population as a whole, they work to promote health and prevent sickness or death.

There are three main subspecialties within preventive medicine. They are:
  • Aerospace Medicine: Often applied in a military setting, these physicians care for crew and passengers in air or space vehicles.
  • Occupational Medicine: These specialists protect safe workplaces and the health of people at work.
  • Public Health: These specialists promote health within larger communities, for example by educating the public about chronic illness, or promoting vaccinations.

Some preventive medicine specialists work ‘on the ground,’ seeing and treating patients. Others work in government or organization offices. Wherever they are, preventive medicine specialists must have a wide medical knowledge base, including infectious disease, occupational health, health care management, epidemiology, and others.

Preventive medicine works towards the goal of ensuring that all members of society have the opportunity to lead a safe and healthy life.