We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Peter Rex Honig, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
565 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Honig works as a family practitioner. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sinusitis (sinus infection), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Honig has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Honig attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
565 Egg Harbor Road; Point Plaza Building
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testa is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sinusitis (sinus infection), and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Patient ratings for Dr. Testa average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Testa accepts. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Testa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
565 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Attanasio's medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Attanasio average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Attanasio include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Attanasio is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Attanasio takes. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Attanasio trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph P Badolato, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
565 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Badolato's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Badolato include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Badolato's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Badolato's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harsha Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Harsha Sharma is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at Queens Hospital Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sharma honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, Blood ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
188 Fries Mill Road; Suite M3
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Talvacchia practices general gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and colposcopy. Dr. Talvacchia is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talvacchia honors. Dr. Talvacchia attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
849 Cooper Street
Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Salma Alikhan specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Alikhan's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alikhan accepts. She graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College and then she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Alikhan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Alikhan is accepting new patients.

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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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