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

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

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

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Dr. (Doctor) Richard Kent Zimmerman MD, MPH
Specializes in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine
6023 Harvard Square
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 661-2802; (412) 361-8284

Dr. Richard Zimmerman works as a family medicine physician and preventive medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Zimmerman attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Occupational Medicine
6387 Douglas Street
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 736-3876

Dr. Louise Banks is an occupational medicine specialist. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Geriatrics (Elderly Care), Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine
3471 5th Avenue; Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 692-2360

Dr. Elizabeth Porter is a family medicine physician, public health physician, and geriatrician. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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.