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

Emilia Phillips MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
900 Cummings Center; Suite 304T
Beverly, MA
(978) 998-3154

Dr. Emilia Phillips practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexual dysfunction, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Phillips is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for her residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Phillips is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Phillips include: Phi Beta Kappa and Fellow Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Phillips is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Sexual Dysfunction in Women, Female Urology, Incontinence, InterStim Therapy, Overactive Bladder, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
81 Highland Avenue; Suite A-6-E
Salem, MA
(978) 739-6920; (978) 882-6767

Dr. Mitchell Rein is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, fibroids, and abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Rein is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Rein is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received distinctions including 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility - female, Infertility - male, Fibroids, Menopause, Abnormal uterine bleeding

Dr. John S Ledbetter MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
75 Herrick Street; Suite 219, Parkhurst Medical Building
Beverly, MA
(978) 927-0714

Dr. John Ledbetter is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Ledbetter's areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ledbetter accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Urologic Oncology, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Stone Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Lucas Edward Wolf MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA
(978) 922-3000; (978) 816-3100

Dr. Lucas Wolf practices adult infectious disease in Beverly, MA, Ipswich, MA, and Gloucester, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis C, lyme disease, and HIV/AIDS. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolf is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Tufts Med School Teaching Award.. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

Ms. Melissa Jill Kaplan MA
Specializes in Counseling
2 Enon Street
Beverly, MA
(978) 453-6800

Ms. Melissa Kaplan is a counselor. Her clinical interests include depression, child abuse, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Kaplan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Shield, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Kaplan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: PTSD, Gender Identity, Depression, Psychotherapy/Counseling, Coaching, Treatment Approaches: ... (Read more)

Mr. Guy R Croteau LICSW, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
100 Cummings Center; Suite 456J
Beverly, MA
(978) 921-4700

Mr. Guy Croteau is a social worker in Beverly, MA and Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Croteau include crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. Mr. Croteau takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more.

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

All Interests: Methods Used: Couple/Marital, Methods Used: Group, Methods Used: Individual, Theoretical Approach: ... (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.