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We found 36 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Yefim Rafail Sheynkin, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology; Hsc Level 9 Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Yefim Sheynkin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. Dr. Sheynkin accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Sheynkin attended medical school at First Moscow Medical Institute. Dr. Sheynkin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Microsurgery, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Allan Baker, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Univ Associates In Ob/gyn; University Hospital at Stony Brook, Dept. Ob/gyn Hsc T-9 Suny
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. David Baker's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include colposcopy, genital warts, and loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Metro Area's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly. Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Vaginitis, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sardar Ali Ali Khan, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sardar Khan, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Bohemia, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and pelvic surgery. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. He attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He takes HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeanine Morelli practices family medicine. Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morelli takes.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Contraception, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
Department of Urology Hsc 9; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jason Kim specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Kim is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urodynamics, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Fitzgerald completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

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

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Dr. Elisabeth Jeremias, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 South Howell Avenue
Centereach, NY
 

Dr. Elisabeth Jeremias is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jeremias's areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Amerigroup, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeremias honors. She attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Jeremias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and German.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, Ectopic Pregnancy, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alek Mishail, MD
Specializes in Urology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 500
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Alek Mishail is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Rego Park, NY. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mishail include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and testicular cancer. Dr. Mishail takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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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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Dr. David John Garry, MD, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Drive; 6 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Garry's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Garry attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and ectopic pregnancy. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garry speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriages, Ultrasound, Ectopic Pregnancy, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Bellemeade Road; Suite E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peskin-Stolze takes. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, Amenorrhea, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Minerva Rimpel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive Suite 140
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Rimpel works as a general OB/GYN in East Setauket, NY and Bohemia, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rimpel include colposcopy, genital warts, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Rimpel takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Rimpel attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Nesconset Highway; Building 19c
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kramer's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kramer is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kramer's clinical interests: genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Northport VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kramer accepts. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Todd Russell Griffin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Rte; 347 Building 19
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Todd Griffin is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Griffin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleopoulos completed residency programs at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christine Anne Conway, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
205 North Belle Meade Road
E. Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christine Conway is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Conway's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conway takes. Dr. Conway obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, HPV, Ectopic ... (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.