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We found 14 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Newton, MA.

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

Dr. Jan Shifren is an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. She has a special interest in male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Shifren is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Shifren attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shifren has received distinctions including American Society for Reproductive Medicine-Ortho; Research Grant in Reproduction, 1993-1994.; and American Association of Obstetricians. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility, female sexual dysfunction, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Kolp is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolp include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kolp a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolp is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolp include: The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And; Compassion In Patient Care; and The Hahnemann Univ. Resident Award For. She speaks German. Dr. Kolp is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Katherine Pocius is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pocius's areas of expertise consist of contraception (birth control) and adolescent gynecology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Pocius's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception, Family Planning

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Specializes in Psychology
227 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Levy's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Levy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Psychology
824 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Ann Webster's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of palliative care and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Webster is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Thomas Horn's area of specialization is dermatopathology. In his practice, Dr. Horn focuses on warts and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Horn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, Dr. Horn speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice 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 is an adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include bulimia, contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Brigham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Brigham's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

Dr. Don S Dizon, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Don Dizon is a physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Dizon attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. In his practice, Dr. Dizon focuses on cancer survivorship. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dizon takes. He has received the following distinctions: American Society of Clinical Oncology Career; Development Award.; and Society of Pediatric Research Summer Fellowship.. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Dizon's professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dizon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual health issues

All Interests: Sexual Health Issues, Cancer Survivorship

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Arturo Saavedra specializes in dermatopathology and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: skin issues and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Saavedra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Nupur Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
799 Concord Avenue; #4
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Nupur Gupta, who practices in Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Tufts Medical Center, and Westmead Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dean Merit List, Univ. of Rajasthan, India; Awarded Merit Scholarship by the Univ.; and Rajasthan. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Rosenblum is an adolescent medicine specialist in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity, reproductive health, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rosenblum attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenblum has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Boston Magazine Top Doctors; and U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Rosenblum is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marc Wein practices adult endocrinology in Boston, MA. Dr. Wein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. These areas are among Dr. Wein's clinical interests: osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wein attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Low Testosterone, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Karen Sadler is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and adolescent medicine. She works in Framingham, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadler include menstrual disorders, contraception (birth control), and mood disorders. Dr. Sadler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sadler trained at Children's Hospital Boston for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Partners Locke Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to English, Dr. Sadler speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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89 Massachusetts Avenue; Suite 5
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Heather Bourne's areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bourne's office for an appointment.

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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.