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We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Beverly, MA.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
81 Highland Avenue; Suite A-6-e
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rein practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rein include male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Rein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rein attended Duke University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rein include: Samuel O. Their Physician Leadership Award-recognition of courage, vision, resilience & integrity; Phi Beta Kappa; Duke University, .; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Rein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Male Infertility, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Emilia Phillips, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Cummings Center; Suite 304t
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Emilia Phillips is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Phillips attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Phillips include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexual dysfunction, and female urologic disorders. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Dr. Phillips has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa and Fellow Medical Scientist Training Program. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. John S Ledbetter, MD
Specializes in Urology
75 Herrick Street; Suite 219, Parkhurst Medical Building
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. John Ledbetter is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ledbetter's clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Ledbetter's professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucas Edward Wolf, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Lucas Wolf is an adult infectious disease specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolf include hepatitis C, lyme disease, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP. Dr. Wolf is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wolf trained at Tufts Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Tufts Med School Teaching Award.. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease

Melissa Jill Kaplan, MA
Specializes in Counseling
2 Enon Street
Beverly, MA
 

Ms. Melissa Kaplan practices counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kaplan include depression, child abuse, and person-centered therapy. The average patient rating for Ms. Kaplan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Shield, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kaplan takes. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Feminist ... (Read more)

Guy R Croteau, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
100 Cummings Center; Suite 456j
Beverly, MA
 

Mr. Guy Croteau is a social worker in Beverly, MA and Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Mr. Croteau include crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. Mr. Croteau is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Mindfulness, ... (Read more)

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.