We found 20 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Newark, NJ.

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Dr. Kenneth Scott Ring, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Ring's medical specialty is urologic oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ring is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Ring accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ring completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller's area of specialization is urologic oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Miller accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane is a general OB/GYN in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Crane attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Crane's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Crane is accepting new patients.

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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. Tammy J Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Tammy Hamilton sees patients in West Orange, 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. Hamilton is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Linda Luisi Luisi-Purdue, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mt Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Luisi-Purdue practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luisi-Purdue include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Luisi-Purdue honors AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Luisi-Purdue welcomes new patients.

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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. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
776 East Third Avenue
Roselle, 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. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russo include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russo accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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. Doreen Evelyn Degraaff, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Doreen Degraaff practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. Dr. Degraaff studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Degraaff honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cigna, and QualCare. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Degraaff has an open panel.

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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. Michele Nitti, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, General Pediatrics
230 Sherman Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Michele Nitti sees patients in Glen Ridge, NJ. Her medical specialties are family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and general pediatrics. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hackensack University Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and MultiPlan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nitti honors. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Nitti's practice is open to new patients.

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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, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Erin Hayes, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Hayes' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayes include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Hayes honors AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Hayes studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Uterine Prolapse, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Michael Chervenak, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Iron Bound Ob/gyn; 266-272 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Chervenak specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Florham Park, NJ and Newark, NJ. Dr. Chervenak is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chervenak takes. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. Dr. Chervenak is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine
1000 Galloping Hill Road; Suite 103
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Vincent Codella works as a family practice physician in Union, NJ. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Codella's areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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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. Winsome Joan Parchment, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1973 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
 

Dr. Winsome Parchment is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, osteoporosis, and infertility. Dr. Parchment honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parchment is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Parchment completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Postpartum Issues, HIV/AIDS, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
349 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Daryl Boffard is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Union, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and South Orange, NJ. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Boffard's clinical interests include bladder infection, menopause, and infertility. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. In addition to English, Dr. Boffard (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Stuart D Shoengold, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Mt Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stuart Shoengold specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shoengold has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Shoengold is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual medicine

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
213 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ
 

Dr. Walter Perez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Sexual Dysfunction, Endocrine Diseases

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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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