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We found 3 preventive medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Jennifer Ming-Fay Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Preventive Medicine
8505 Technology Forest Place; Suite 1002
The Woodlands, TX

Dr. Jennifer Hopkins' specialties are pediatric sleep medicine and preventive medicine. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hopkins has a special interest in sleep disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hopkins 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 specializes in occupational medicine. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Normandy Osteopathic Hospital's residency program. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fandrich honors. Dr. Fandrich is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Andrew Dvorak, who practices in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease) and aerospace medicine. Dr. Dvorak is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Dvorak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, 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.