We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan near Cranford, NJ.

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Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
570 South Avenue; Building A
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz practices urologic oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schwartz at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz is professionally 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. Kenneth Scott Ring, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
570 South Avenue East; Building A
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Ring's specialty is urologic oncology. Dr. Ring's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Ring attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
570 South Avenue East; Building A
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology. Dr. Miller has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Miller is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1973 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
 

Dr. Nyota Peace works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Peace include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bladder infection, and menopause. Dr. Peace is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
118 South Avenue E
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Daryl Boffard is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Union, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and South Orange, NJ. Dr. Boffard (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Boffard's areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, menopause, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. The average patient rating for Dr. Boffard is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Gynecologic Cancer

Specializes in Family Medicine
1050 Galloping Hill Road; Suite 102
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Vincent Codella works as a family practice physician in Union, NJ. Dr. Codella's clinical interests include gynecological problems, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Codella accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Headache, Incontinence, Women's Heart Disease, Allergies, Bladder Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart D Shoengold, MD
Specializes in Urology
225 Millburn Avenue; Suite 304
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Stuart Shoengold is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Shoengold is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. Dr. Shoengold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Medicine, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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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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