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The Meaning of Preventive Medicine

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The Meaning of Preventive Medicine

The Meaning of Preventive Medicine

Chances are you have heard the term Preventive Medicine (or Preventive Healthcare) before. But what exactly does Preventive mean in regards to your health and the health of your family? And who are the physicians practicing Preventive Medicine?

Preventive medicine is the practice of promoting preventive healthcare to improve patient well-being. The goal is to ultimately prevent disease, disability, and death.

Preventive medicine specialists are licensed preventive medicine physicians that consist of:

  • Medical doctors (MD)

  • Doctors of osteopathy (DO)

These professionals evaluate and administer preventive treatment that is derived from possessing expertise in a broad range of health care skills, including:

  • Biostatistics

  • Epidemiology

  • Planning and evaluation of health services

  • Management of healthcare organizations

  • Research

  • Preventive medicine practice in clinical settings

They apply their expertise in medicine, social, economic, and behavioral sciences to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families, communities and populations through disease prevention and health promotion.

The Family Physicians at Campbell County Medical Group Family Medicine clinic specialize in Preventive Medicine. And their goal is to help you and your loved ones live a long and healthy life. Have questions? Want to book an appointment? Call us today at 307-688-3636

Article Source: American College of Preventive Medicine: About Preventive Medicine
  • Category: Campbell County Medical Group Family Medicine, Patient Care, Health News