We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Harvard Pilgrim ACD 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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; she sees patients in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shifren include male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Shifren's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Shifren is accepting 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Kolp's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kolp has received professional recognition including the following: The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And; Compassion In Patient Care; and The Hahnemann Univ. Resident Award For. She speaks German. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to 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)

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

Dr. Katherine Pocius is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: contraception (birth control) and adolescent gynecology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Pocius completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her professional 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

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

Dr. Thomas Horn works as a dermatopathologist. He speaks German. Dr. Horn has indicated that his clinical interests include warts and HIV/AIDS. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Horn attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes 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, who practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Brigham's areas of expertise include bulimia, contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Brigham is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer survivorship. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Society of Clinical Oncology Career; Development Award.; and Society of Pediatric Research Summer Fellowship.. Dr. Dizon offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices dermatopathology in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of skin issues and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Saavedra accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Saavedra's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Poster Session and Congressional Reception, National Institutes of Health.; National Hispanic Research Fellowship Award.; and National Research Service Award.. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Saavedra is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Jennifer Rosenblum is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, reproductive health, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Rosenblum's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Boston Magazine Top Doctors; and U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosenblum's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marc Wein is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Wein (or staff) speaks the following 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 is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as 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

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

Dr. Nupur Gupta specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA. Her clinical interests include obesity, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Gupta 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gupta include: Dean Merit List, Univ. of Rajasthan, India; Awarded Merit Scholarship by the Univ.; and Rajasthan. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gupta 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)

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

Dr. Karen Sadler, who practices in Framingham, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and adolescent medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include menstrual disorders, contraception (birth control), and mood disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadler graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sadler trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. She has received the following distinction: Partners Locke Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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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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