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We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near East Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Leo Francis Doherty III, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
81 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Leo Doherty practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Doherty average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doherty's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Minimally Invasive Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Yih is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her areas of expertise include menopause, menstrual disorders, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Yih has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yih attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in East Brunswick, NJ and Hillsborough, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Feder's clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feder accepts. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Feder attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is 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. Jessica Salas Salas, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Hospital Plaza; Suite 340
Old Bridge, NJ
 

Dr. Jessica Mann is an infertility specialist. Dr. Mann's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Mann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, in Vitro Fertilization, Robotic Surgery

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. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, sexuality, and life transitions. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Reese is open to 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 is a general internist and adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Dr. Herman attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Herman include lyme disease, travel vaccines, and HIV/AIDS. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Herman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Named to New Jersey Monthly Magazine's The Best Doctors in New Jersey in. He is 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 practices general internal medicine and adult infectious disease in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. In her practice, Dr. Hirsh focuses on hepatitis, travel vaccines, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hirsh is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirsh accepts 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 sees patients in Hillsborough, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include the following: wound infection, hepatitis C, and travel vaccines. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Nahass attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nahass is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Nahass has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Pittarelli trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hepatitis, tuberculosis (TB), and travel vaccines. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Dr. Pittarelli is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. He practices in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Segal's clinical interests: hepatitis C, lyme disease, and travel medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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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 an adult infectious disease specialist. In his practice, Dr. Sheen focuses on travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheen attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He 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 is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Bhalla studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of travel medicine, wounds, and HIV/AIDS. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. 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 a general internist and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Seenivasan's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: wound infection, diabetic foot ulcers, and hepatitis C. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. Dr. Seenivasan trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 is an internist and adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. Her professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in general internal medicine. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wang-Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. Her training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Nazar Raoof's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include lyme disease, travel medicine, and wounds. Dr. Raoof is affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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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.