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Preventative Medicine are physicians who specialize in preventing diseases and injuries rather than curing or treating their symptoms. Preventive medicine strategies are typically described as taking place at the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention levels. In the United States, preventive medicine is one of the 24 medical specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Within the specialty of preventative there are three areas of specialization: - General preventive medicine and public health - Aerospace medicine - Occupational medicine In order to become board-certified in one of the preventive medicine areas of specialization, a licensed U.S. physician (M.D. or D.O.) must successfully complete a preventive medicine medical residency program following a one-year internship. Following that, the physician must complete a year of practice in that special area and pass the preventive medicine board examination. The residency program is at least two years in length and includes completion of a master's degree in public health (MPH) or equivalent.

Preventive Medicine Specialist Statistics on Doctor.com

Top 10 Insurances Preventive Medicine Doctors accept:

  1. BlueCross BlueShield (1371 providers)
  2. Cigna (1286 providers)
  3. Aetna (1269 providers)
  4. Humana Health (885 providers)
  5. United Health Care (838 providers)
  6. Multiplan PHCS (793 providers)
  7. Coventry (727 providers)
  8. Medicare (716 providers)
  9. Medicaid (685 providers)
  10. Anthem (459 providers)

States with the most Preventive Medicine Doctors:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Georgia
  5. Maryland

Cities with the most Preventive Medicine Doctors:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. New York, NY
  3. San Diego, CA
  4. Houston, TX
  5. San Antonio, TX


Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Preventive Medicine Doctors on Doctor.com:6261
Percentage of Preventive Medicine Doctors who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:100%
Preventive Medicine Doctors listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:29.5 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Preventive Medicine Doctors:29/80
Average Overall User Rating for Preventive Medicine Doctors:4 (out of 5)

Preventive Medicine Doctors by State

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Georgia
  5. Maryland
  6. New York
  7. Virginia
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Colorado
  10. Illinois
  11. Washington
  12. Ohio
  13. North Carolina
  14. Michigan
  15. Massachusetts
  16. New Jersey
  17. Arizona
  18. Oregon
  19. Puerto Rico
  20. Minnesota
  21. Tennessee
  22. Indiana
  23. Missouri
  24. Alabama
  25. Wisconsin
  26. District of Columbia
  27. South Carolina
  28. Kentucky
  29. New Mexico
  30. Connecticut
  31. Louisiana
  32. Oklahoma
  33. Hawaii
  34. Mississippi
  35. Iowa
  36. Utah
  37. Kansas
  38. Maine
  39. Nevada
  40. New Hampshire
  41. Alaska
  42. Arkansas
  43. West Virginia
  44. Nebraska
  45. Idaho
  46. Delaware
  47. Montana
  48. North Dakota
  49. Rhode Island
  50. South Dakota
  51. Vermont
  52. Wyoming

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