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We found 4 preventive medicine providers who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Richard Kent Zimmerman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other, Preventive Medicine
6023 Harvard Square
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Richard Zimmerman's areas of specialization are family medicine and preventive medicine. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zimmerman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman honors.

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Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Aletha Akers' specialties are public health & general preventive medicine and obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Akers studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Specializes in Occupational Medicine
6387 Douglas Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Louise Banks specializes in occupational medicine and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Geriatrics
3471 5th Avenue; Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Elizabeth Porter sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Her medical specialties are family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Porter is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.