We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept AARP near Westfield, NJ.

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Dr. Kenneth Scott Ring, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Ring's specialty is urologic oncology. Dr. Ring is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Ring's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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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. Eric K Seaman, MD
Specializes in Urology
225 Millburn Avenue; Building C, Suite 304
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Seaman works as an urologist. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Seaman include infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Dr. Seaman has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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All Interests: Infertility

Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
233 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Simonetti average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
47 Maple Street; Suite 407
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Somerville, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Greenstein completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Miller honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz specializes in urologic oncology and practices in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schwartz at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz 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)

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

Dr. Audrey Anita Romero, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1119 Raritan Road; 2nd Floor
Clark, NJ
 

Dr. Audrey Romero's area of specialization is urogynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Romero's areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems, bladder infection, and menopause. She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Romero is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Female Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Christopher R Seymour, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
233 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Seymour practices general gynecology in Millburn, NJ and Livingston, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seymour's clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Seymour attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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. Christine Masterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Christine Masterson is a general OB/GYN in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Masterson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Masterson attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Masterson 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. Kathleen H Leistikow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
563 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Leistikow's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Leistikow honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Leistikow has a closed panel.

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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, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nyota Peace is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Peace's practice, she is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bladder infection, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and 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, in addition to 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 Family Medicine
1050 Galloping Hill Road; Suite 102
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Vincent Codella is a family practice physician in Union, NJ. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Codella is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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