We found 31 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Tillem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Tillem's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Tillem trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Steven Berman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Voravut Sarabanchong specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), atrophic vaginitis, and colposcopy. Dr. Sarabanchong is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sarabanchong attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sarabanchong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Thai.

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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)

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

Dr. Edward Moss is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Moss is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, POMCO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Moss is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Khaled Zeitoun specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include male infertility, endoscopic surgery, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Zeitoun accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Zeitoun (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Harlem Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, infertility

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

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

Dr. Christine Lai's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Lai honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Lai attended medical school at New York Medical College. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , chlamydia

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

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

Dr. Constance Young is a general gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and fibroids. She accepts Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Young attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, Dr. Young (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Young is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), intrauterine device (IUD)

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

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

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY and Middle Village, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaminetsky has a special interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kaminetsky attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kaminetsky (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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

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

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

Dr. Alek Mishail's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Mishail takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

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Priska Imberti, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology
Office 1; 46-10 61st Street
Queens, NY
 

Ms. Priska Imberti's areas of specialization are family therapy, social work, and psychology; she sees patients in Woodside, NY, Freeport, NY, and Queens, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and separation. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Imberti is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Holistic Approaches, Premarital Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
146-01 45th Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Janet Abrams practices obstetrics and gynecology in New Hyde Park, NY, Flushing, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Abrams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. These areas are among Dr. Abrams's clinical interests: menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at First Tashkent State Medical Institute, she performed her residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Abrams is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Incontinence, Vulvar Cancer, Contraception, Fecal Incontinence, Genetic Counseling, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lynn Birnbaum's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birnbaum include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birnbaum is accepting 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's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. Dr. Gold accepts several insurance carriers, including Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He honors ValueOptions, Health Net, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Defazio has an open panel.

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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 practices psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Shaffer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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. Dr. Alter's areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and dissociative disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She welcomes new patients.

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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)

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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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