We found 136 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Tufts Health Plan near Somerville, MA.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Fruit Street; Suite 10a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Petrozza is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrozza include male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. Dr. Petrozza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Petrozza's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrozza takes. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eliza Schwartz Meade, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 City Hall Mall
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Eliza Meade's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Meade's areas of expertise consist of contraception (birth control) and pelvic pain. Her professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Meade attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. She has received the following distinction: Augusts Webster Award--For dedication and compassion to patient care. In addition to English, Dr. Meade (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Pelvic Pain, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Jan Leslie Shifren, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, 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

Dr. John Edmond Buster, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
800 Washington Street; Suite 036
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Buster is a reproductive endocrinologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in infertility. Dr. Buster is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buster honors. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Buster completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Named lectureship American College OBG; UCLA LABiomed Legend; and Best Doctors in America. In addition to English, Dr. Buster speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Mass General Hospital; Ob/gyn Founders 5
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Isaac Schiff's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Schiff's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Montreal General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: John Potts Mentoring Award; Boston Super Doctors; and NIH State of the Science of Menopause. Estrogens and Progestins Washington DC.. Dr. Schiff is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schiff's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Female Infertility, Male Infertility

Specializes in Urology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cigdem Tanrikut is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: varicocele, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Tanrikut completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanrikut is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), hypogonadism, no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Varicocele, Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Marianne Valesky Delach, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Marianne Delach's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Delach focuses on preventive care and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Delach takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Delach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Delach has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Preventive Care, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
330 Brookline Avenue Ks-322
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alan Penzias is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Penzias has a special interest in infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Penzias's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Penzias honors. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Joyce M. Vargyas, M.D. Visionary Award; and Best of Boston Physicians. Dr. Penzias is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Maria Theresa Wachendorf Fradinho, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
165 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Maria Fradinho is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fradinho takes. Dr. Fradinho is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecological Problems, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Farah Shafi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
147 Milk Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Farah Shafi is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in gynecological problems, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shafi graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shafi completed a residency program at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She has received the following distinctions: Dean's Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Shafi's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Gynecological Problems, Essure, Endometrial Ablation

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laura Riley is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Riley's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Riley takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Riley has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; "Best Doctors In America,"; and Brian McGovern Award for Clilnical Excellence.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, High Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infections

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rein is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rein accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rein attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. 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, .. Dr. Rein offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

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

Dr. Elizabeth Sarah Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
75 Francis Street; Asb1-3-3254
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her areas of expertise consist of infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ginsburg trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Ginsburg (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Japanese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), South Shore Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Ginsburg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Robert D Oates, MD
Specializes in Urology
725 Albany Street, Urology Department, Shapiro Center; Suite 3b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Robert Oates is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Oates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He accepts Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Oates's medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Oates include: Boston Super Doctors; Junior A.O.A. - Boston University School of Medicine, .; and Strathmore's Who's Who, 2002-2003.. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Vasectomy Reversal, Klinefelter Syndrome, Male Infertility

Dr. Robert M Weiss, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
720 Harrison Avenue; Dob- 11th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Robert Weiss works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Boston, MA and Reading, MA. Dr. Weiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Weiss has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endometriosis

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 10a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aaron Styer's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, minimally invasive surgery, and female infertility. Dr. Styer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Styer performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (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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