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We found 9 preventive medicine providers who accept Medicare near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Nancy Kay Wiese, DO
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
45 Castro St Cpmc Davies Campus; South Tower Level A Suite 160a
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wiese specializes in occupational medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Wiese accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wiese welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert J Harrison, MPH, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
2380 Sutter Street; Third Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harrison practices occupational medicine in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Harrison is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Thomas Michael Marsella, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Castro & Duboce Streets; #160a
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Marsella practices occupational medicine in San Francisco, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Marsella is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Marsella trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Marsella offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
275 Battery Street; Suite 650
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Marino Tavarez practices family medicine and public health & general preventive medicine in San Francisco, CA. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. The average patient rating for Dr. Tavarez is 1.5 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tavarez honors. Dr. Tavarez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Bengali. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Toxicology
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Blanc is a medical toxicologist and occupational medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Blanc accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
50 Lech Walesa
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ann Dallman is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in family medicine and public health & general preventive medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
1301 Pierce Street; Maxine Hall Health Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Kimberg is a public health physician. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2425 Geary Boulevard; # M160
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Bristow specializes in public health & general preventive medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bristow is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine
2425 Geary Boulevard; # M160
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rosemary Ku practices public health & general preventive medicine in San Francisco, CA. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Ku graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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.