We found 3 preventive medicine providers who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Dr. Aletha Yvette Akers, MPH, MD
Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Aletha Akers' areas of specialization are public health & general preventive medicine and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Akers trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Akers is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Dr. Victor John Catullo, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Other, Diagnostic Radiology
200 Lothrop Street; Room 3950 Chp Cmt
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Victor Catullo's specialties are occupational medicine and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is especially interested in women's imaging. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC McKeesport. Dr. Catullo accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and National Naval Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Women's Imaging

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

Dr. Elizabeth Porter's medical specialty is family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Porter is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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.
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