What Is a Preventive Medicine Physician?

As a preventive medicine physician, your primary responsibilities include working to prevent disease and injury in various population groups. You are a medical doctor, typically with a specialty in one of three areas. Aerospace medicine focuses on research, clinical care, and general health and safety of those in air and space vehicles. Occupational medicine focuses on the chemical, biological, physical, and social environments for workers and the outcomes of these conditions. Public health and general preventive medicine focuses on promoting education and managing health communities at various levels. You use your general knowledge of preventive medicine to manage health care personnel, direct programs, and oversee health care operations.

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