We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Medicare near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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Dr. Audrey Anita Romero, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 108
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Audrey Romero is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in West Orange, NJ, Clark, NJ, and Bayonne, NJ. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Romero's clinical interests include gynecological problems, perineoplasty, and bladder infection. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Romero accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz practices urologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Todd Paris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road,, Lawrence Pavilion, Floor 1; Suite A
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Paris' medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, HIV Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Masterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Christine Masterson sees patients in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Masterson's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Masterson attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Masterson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Intrauterine Device Insertion, Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Gardasil, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Bauman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Diamond Hill Road/summit Medical Group; Bensley Building, Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bauman's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bauman's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), hypogonadism

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Thyroiditis, Erectile Dysfunction, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Usharani Natarajan, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
33 Overlook Road; Suite 201
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Usharani Natarajan's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Natarajan's education and training includes medical school at Thanjavur Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hepatitis C, travel medicine, and hepatitis B. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Natarajan speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Wounds, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Travel Medicine, Hepatitis B

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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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