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We found 3 preventive medicine providers who accept Gold Compass 1000 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) Victor John Catullo MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Occupational Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Room 3950 CHP CMT
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 647-3553; (412) 641-1635

Dr. Victor Catullo works as a diagnostic radiologist and occupational medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. In his practice, Dr. Catullo focuses on women's imaging. Dr. Catullo's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Catullo attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and National Naval Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Women's Imaging

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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.