We found 15 preventive medicine providers near North Charleston, SC.

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Dr. Sarah E. Stapleton, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 30 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Dr. F. Strait Fairey, MD
Specializes in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 180 Wingo Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Donato J. Borrillo M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
Address: 615 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Dr. Neil Ross Glover M.D.
Specializes in Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Address: 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Mary Elizabeth Hanley D.O.
Specializes in Preventive Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Address: 316 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403
David W. Robinson Jr. MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine
Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 5070 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418
Teresa Joy Sommese MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Address: 5070 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418
Dr. Lance L. Davis MD
Specializes in Preventive Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Address: 316 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Dr. Charles Robert Ellis M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Mr. James Frederick Connolly Sr. MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Address: 3625 West Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29418
Dr. Carey McGinnis Capell D.O.
Specializes in Aerospace Medicine, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
Address: 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Dr. James Edwin Boyd M.D.
Specializes in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine
Address: 204 W Hill Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29404
Dr. Robin Margaret Wilkening MPH, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Address: 3600 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
Judith A. Legates RN
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Address: 4115 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
CT Cook M.D.
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Address: 4115 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
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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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