We found 3 preventive medicine providers who accept Medicare near Aurora, IL.

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Stephen V Headley, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2635 Church Road; Suite 105
Aurora, IL

Dr. Stephen Headley sees patients in Saint Charles, IL, Homewood, IL, and Aurora, IL. His medical specialties are general practice, occupational medicine, and family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Headley include knee problems, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Land of Lincoln, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Headley is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

Charles G Woodward, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Occupational Medicine
1320 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL

Dr. Charles Woodward is a general practitioner and occupational medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Woodward attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Woodward accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Occupational Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4000 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL

Dr. Ronald Gregus is an occupational medicine specialist. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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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