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We found 16 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near East Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Melissa Christina Yih, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
81 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Melissa Yih's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yih include menopause, menstrual disorders, and endometrial ablation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Yih's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yih accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Laser Surgery, Premenstrual Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
579a Cranbury Road; Suite 105
East Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Feder's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feder include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. The average patient rating for Dr. Feder is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Feder is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Incontinence, Genital ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Millison Reese, PsyD, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
320 Raritan Avenue; Suite 202b
Highland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Ann Reese's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Reese's areas of expertise include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Caregiver Issues, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jeffrey Herman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. David Herman works as a general internist and adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. He is especially interested in lyme disease, travel vaccines, and HIV/AIDS. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Herman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Herman has received professional recognition including the following: Named to New Jersey Monthly Magazine's The Best Doctors in New Jersey in. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Lyme Disease, Travel Vaccines

Dr. Ellen Jean Hirsh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Ellen Hirsh's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. She practices in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, travel vaccines, and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Hirsh performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis, Immunization, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Travel Vaccines

Dr. Ronald G Nahass, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Nahass specializes in general internal medicine and adult infectious disease and practices in Hillsborough, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nahass include wound infection, hepatitis C, and travel vaccines. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Nahass attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Nahass's distinctions include: Fellow - American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society, Society for Hospital Epidemiol and NJ Monthly Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Diagnostic Evaluation, Wounds, Wound Infection, Hepatitis A, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa A Pittarelli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Pittarelli works as a general internist and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Pittarelli is especially interested in hepatitis, tuberculosis (TB), and travel vaccines. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Pittarelli has received the following distinctions: Founding member of the New Jersey State Tuberculosis Medical Advisory Board; Selman A. Waksman Award; and Academic Excellence in Microbiology.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis Testing, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Travel ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eric Segal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Segal specializes in general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, lyme disease, and travel medicine. Dr. Segal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Segal is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Travel Medicine

Dr. Jerry Sheen, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Jerry Sheen is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His areas of expertise include travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Sheen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheen is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Infections

Dr. Rohit Bhalla, DO
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Rohit Bhalla's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Bhalla has a special interest in travel medicine, wounds, and HIV/AIDS. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Wounds, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Infections

Dr. Meena Seenivasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Meena Seenivasan is an internist and adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Dr. Seenivasan has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: wound infection, diabetic foot ulcers, and hepatitis C. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Great-West Healthcare, and more. She attended Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Immunization, Wound Infection, Hepatitis A, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Great-West Healthcare, and more. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Sonnenberg attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Influenza, Sinus Problems, MRSA Infection, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang-Epstein include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang-Epstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Sarbjit Sandhu is an adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. Dr. Sandhu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and QualCare. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nazar Raoof, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Nazar Raoof practices general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise consist of lyme disease, travel medicine, and wounds. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raoof's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Wounds, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Travel Medicine, Infections

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine
74 Brunswick Woods Drive
East Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Tamer Wassef's specialties are addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. He practices in Belleville, NJ, Newark, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. Dr. Wassef honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy Services, ... (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.