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

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Audrey Romero works as an urogynecologist. Dr. Romero has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Romero speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Female Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems

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

Dr. Christine Masterson specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Masterson's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Masterson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Paris is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Paris is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Bauman's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bauman welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bauman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natarajan include hepatitis C, travel medicine, and hepatitis B. Dr. Natarajan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She attended Thanjavur Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She speaks Spanish. Her professional 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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