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We found 4 preventive medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Kent Erickson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, Urgent Care
9305 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Kent Erickson's medical specialty is occupational medicine, family medicine, and urgent care. Dr. Erickson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Erickson include executive health. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. He obtained his medical school training at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Erickson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Executive Health

Dr. Jennifer Ming-Fay Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Preventive Medicine
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 460
The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Jennifer Hopkins is a pediatric sleep medicine specialist and preventive medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Austin, TX. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hopkins studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hopkins has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. Curtis Doyle Fandrich, MPH, DO
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
25216 Grogans Park Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Curtis Fandrich's specialty is occupational medicine. Dr. Fandrich is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medicine
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Andrew Dvorak works as an ophthalmologist and aerospace medicine specialist in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Dvorak is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Dvorak attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvorak honors.

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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.