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John F. Prater, MD

Family Medicine

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Specialties
Family Medicine
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Languages spoken
English

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About Dr. Prater

Philosophy of care

I value the importance of preventive medicine to help prevent illness, in addition to treating it. I believe it is critically important to advocate for you and help you navigate the medical system.

Why I entered medicine

My father is a family physician. Growing up watching him help guide entire families of multiple generations through the health care system is why I chose this career path and particularly family medicine. I've come to really appreciate conversations that allow you to sit down, spend the time simply listening to what is important to patients, and hopefully making a difference. In addition, I very much enjoy the continuity of follow up.

Community involvement

During residency, I participated in a community population health project regarding treatment of hepatitis C. This involved protocolizing a treatment process, which resulted in easier access to care for those desiring treatment of hepatitis C.

Personal interests

I enjoy spending time with my wife, reading, bicycling, golfing and attending sporting events.

Education

Undergraduate
King's College, BS-Biology, 2013

Medical Training
Temple University School Of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2017

Training

Residency 2020
Family Medicine, UPMC-St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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