We found 23 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept EmblemHealth near Flushing, NY.

Dr. Steven Michael Tillem, MD
Specializes in Urology
31-19 Newtown Avenue; Suite 801
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Steven Tillem's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). The average patient rating for Dr. Tillem is 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tillem takes. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tillem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Tillem is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tillem's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Urinary Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Marc Berman, MD
Specializes in Urology
3594 East Tremont Avenue; Suite 320
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Steven Berman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Berman's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Bladder Problems, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Lithotripsy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward N Moss, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
108-28 68th Drive
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Edward Moss practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moss include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Moss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Bladder Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Voravut Ord Sarabanchong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23-18 31st Street; Suite 100
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Voravut Sarabanchong is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarabanchong include rectocele (posterior prolapse), atrophic vaginitis, and colposcopy. Dr. Sarabanchong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sarabanchong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Thai. Dr. Sarabanchong is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Sarabanchong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gonorrhea, dyspareunia (painful sex), genital herpes, chlamydia

All Interests: Rectocele, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13620 38th Avenue; Suite 6e
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Christine Lai's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Lai has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lai honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sinai Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chlamydia

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Genital Warts, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Constance A Young, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
975 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Constance Young is a general gynecology specialist in New York, NY, Bronx, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. Dr. Young attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and fibroids. She honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors in New York, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Castle Connelly; Woman of Achievement Award, Women's News; and 1999-2001, 2003-2006 Best Doctors in New York, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Castle Connelly. Dr. Young (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Young welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Intrauterine Device, Menstrual ... (Read more)

Dr. Jed Craig Kaminetsky, MD
Specializes in Urology
78-44 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY
 

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Kaminetsky's practice, he is particularly interested in benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patient ratings for Dr. Kaminetsky average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Kaminetsky attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kaminetsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Alek Mishail, MD
Specializes in Urology
9952 66th Road; Lobby D
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Alek Mishail is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in East Setauket, NY and Rego Park, NY. Dr. Mishail's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and penile cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn F Birnbaum, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
23-50 Waters Edge Drive; Suite D
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Lynn Birnbaum specializes in psychology and practices in Bayside, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birnbaum include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Birnbaum welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
25517 Northern Boulevard; Suite B1
Little Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jerold Gold works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Infertility, Phobias, Existential Psychotherapy, Grief, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
40 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Victor Defazio specializes in psychology. Dr. Defazio's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He takes several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Health Net, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Neglect, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
1150 Commonwealth Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Ruth Shaffer is a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Shaffer's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
11045 Queens Boulevard; Suite A-2
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Gwen Alter specializes in psychology and practices in Forest Hills, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Alter include depression, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Neglect, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Flushing Medical; 137-10 Franklin Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Khaled Zeitoun practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Zeitoun (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include male infertility, endoscopic surgery, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is professionally affiliated with Harlem Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Zeitoun graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Endoscopy, Male Infertility

Dr. Anastasios Manessis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Endocrine Associates of West Village; 30-16 30th Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Anastasios Manessis, who practices in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Queens, NY, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manessis include disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Manessis has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Manessis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System, Sinai Health System, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility, infertility

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eating Disorders, Thyroiditis, Postpartum Thyroiditis, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles C Kleinberg, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
109-33 71st. Road; #1-f
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Charles Kleinberg is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Kleinberg's areas of expertise include basal cell carcinoma, genital warts, and rosacea. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Kleinberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , genital herpes

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Diaper Rash, Basal Cell ... (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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