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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Tillem include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tillem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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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 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Steven Berman works as an urologist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Berman studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests include male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Edward Moss practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Rego Park, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Moss's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moss is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, POMCO, and more. He speaks 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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Dr. Voravut Ord Sarabanchong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23-18 31st Street; Suite 100
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Voravut Sarabanchong is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sarabanchong has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarabanchong include rectocele (posterior prolapse), atrophic vaginitis, and colposcopy. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sarabanchong studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sarabanchong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gonorrhea, genital herpes, chlamydia

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

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

Dr. Khaled Zeitoun is a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Zeitoun (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, endoscopic surgery, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is professionally affiliated with Harlem Hospital Center and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Zeitoun has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Patients gave Dr. Lai an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lai is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chlamydia

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Genital Warts, Chlamydia, Premenstrual Syndrome, Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and fibroids. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and more. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in New York, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Castle Connelly and Woman of Achievement Award, Women's News. In addition to English, Dr. Young (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and vasectomy. Dr. Kaminetsky is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kaminetsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kaminetsky (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY and Rego Park, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mishail graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Mishail's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

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

Dr. Janet Abrams works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Flushing, NY, Queens, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Abrams include menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrams is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abrams graduated from First Tashkent State Medical Institute. She trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Abrams (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Ms. Priska Imberti practices family therapy, social work, and psychology in Woodside, NY, Freeport, NY, and Queens, NY. In addition to English, Ms. Imberti speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and separation. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

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

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

Dr. Lynn Birnbaum's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Birnbaum honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She 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)

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

Dr. Jerold Gold specializes in psychology and practices in Little Neck, NY and Great Neck, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. He honors 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)

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Specializes in Psychology
40 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Victor Defazio specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Defazio include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. ValueOptions, Health Net, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defazio accepts. His practice 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)

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Specializes in Psychology
1150 Commonwealth Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Ruth Shaffer specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaffer include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Gwen Alter specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Dr. Alter accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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.