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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near West Islip, NY.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
8 Corporate Ctr Drive; Suite 101
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Kenigsberg's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has indicated that his clinical interests include in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Kenigsberg is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Plainview Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He accepts Vytra, Cigna, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kenigsberg's practice is open to new patients. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Angelica Maria Hernandez Sr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Angelica Hernandez is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in West Islip, NY and Bay Shore, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Southside Hospital. Dr. Hernandez graduated from the University of Valle. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cervix Problems, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jacqueline Ann Ammirata, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Jacqueline Ammirata, who practices in West Islip, NY, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Patients gave Dr. Ammirata an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Southside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ammirata's office for an appointment.

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

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

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Dr. John Anthony Pallotta, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. John Pallotta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. His clinical interests include genital warts, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Pallotta is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Pallotta attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Pallotta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

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

Dr. Peter Adam Judge, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Peter Judge is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and pelvic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Judge average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Judge (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Genital Warts, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Menstrual ... (Read more)

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Dr. Margarita Jurak, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Margarita Jurak is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jurak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical Academy of Latvia and residency at North Shore University Hospital and Queens Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jurak at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, HPV, Ectopic Pregnancy, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Wicks Road
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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. Maria Eleanor Lockhart, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Maria Lockhart is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lockhart (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her clinical interests include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Lockhart attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lockhart is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap ... (Read more)

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Dr. Priya Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
15 Park Avenue
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Priya Grewal specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant surgery, and adult hepatology and practices in New York, NY and Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Grewal's areas of expertise include hepatitis B vaccine, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. Dr. Grewal honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Grewal welcomes new patients. Dr. Grewal attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Evanston Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Grewal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's Disease, Upper Endoscopy, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Zinger, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
8 Corporate Center Drive; Suite 101
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zinger specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zinger include infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Zinger average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Dr. Zinger has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Merck Senior Fellows Award for Outstanding Research, The Endocrine Society. In addition to English, Dr. Zinger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Czech, and Russian. Dr. Zinger is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Lisa Murphy
Specializes in Social Work
83 Fire Island Avenue
Babylon, NY
 

Ms. Lisa Murphy specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Ms. Murphy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, ... (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.