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Dr. Shannon Ray Schrader, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX

Dr. Shannon Schrader is a general practitioner, family medicine physician, and preventive medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Schrader highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Schrader has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Arlo F Weltge, MPH, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Arlo Weltge's areas of specialization are occupational medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with UT Physicians Preop Clinic - Texas Medical Center. Dr. Weltge honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Weltge attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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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