We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Newton, MA.

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Dr. Jan Leslie Shifren, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jan Shifren specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Shifren's areas of expertise consist of male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shifren takes. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Shifren has received the following distinctions: American Society for Reproductive Medicine-Ortho Research Grant in Reproduction; American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation Fellowship; and Society for Gynecologic Investigation President's Presenter Award. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility, female sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Menopause, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Female Infertility, Male Infertility

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 Second Street; Suite 400
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Kolp is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kolp is conversant in German. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolp is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolp takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Humanity and Compassion In Patient Care; Compassion and Patient Care; and The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Discharge, Contraception, Ovarian Disease, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 515
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Katherine Pocius is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pocius attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Her areas of expertise include contraception (birth control) and adolescent gynecology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception, Family Planning

Specializes in Psychology
227 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Levy's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
824 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Ann Webster works as a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: palliative care and HIV/AIDS. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Webster is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS

Specializes in Dermatopathology
320 Needham Street; Suite 200
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Horn sees patients in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. His medical specialty is dermatopathology. Dr. Horn is conversant in German. He has indicated that his clinical interests include warts and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Horn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Warts, Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Kathryn Susan Brigham, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Lo-306
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kathryn Brigham works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brigham include bulimia, contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Brigham accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Brigham is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Bulimia, Adolescent Gynecology, Eating Disorders, Contraception, General Care, Anorexia

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Don Dizon works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include cancer survivorship. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Dizon is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Dizon trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Clinical Oncology Career Development Award and Cum Laude, University of Rochester. Dr. Dizon offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual health issues

All Interests: Sexual Health Issues, Cancer Survivorship

Specializes in Dermatopathology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Arturo Saavedra is a dermatopathologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Saavedra's areas of expertise include the following: skin issues and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Saavedra has received the following distinctions: Poster Session and Congressional Reception, National Institutes of Health; National Hispanic Research Fellowship Award; and National Research Service Award. Dr. Saavedra is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS

Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
799 Concord Avenue; #4
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Nupur Gupta is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include obesity, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Tufts Medical Center, and Westmead Hospital, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. She has received distinctions including Awarded Merit Scholarship by the Univ. of Rajasthan and Dean Merit List, Univ. of Rajasthan, India. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gupta's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Weight Management, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
40 Second Avenue; Suite 300
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Rosenblum is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. She is especially interested in obesity, reproductive health, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Rosenblum is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosenblum's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Boston Magazine Top Doctors; and U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Reproductive Health

Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Karen Sadler works as a pediatric hospitalist and adolescent medicine specialist in Framingham, MA and Newton, MA. These areas are among Dr. Sadler's clinical interests: menstrual disorders, contraception (birth control), and mood disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadler honors. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Sadler has received the distinction of Partners Locke Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Sadler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Mood Disorders

89 Massachusetts Avenue; Suite 5
Arlington, MA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Heather Bourne include depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. Dr. Bourne is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Education, ... (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.
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