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We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Gettysburg, PA.

Dr. Eric James Uhlman, MD
Specializes in Urology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite E
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Eric Uhlman works as an urologist in Gettysburg, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uhlman include kidney stones and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Uhlman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Uhlman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Education, Vasectomy, Consultation, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Kwadwo Boadi Baryeh, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Kwadwo Baryeh, who practices in Gettysburg, PA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. Dr. Baryeh honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at York Hospital. Dr. Baryeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Theresa Yankey Acquaah, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Theresa Acquaah is a Gettysburg, PA physician who specializes in obstetrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. Dr. Acquaah is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Acquaah graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Acquaah trained at York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Anthony Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Carlos Roberts is an urogynecology specialist in York, PA, Gettysburg, PA, and Ephrata, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Nallapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
147 Gettys Street
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Rajesh Nallapati specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). His clinical interests include diabetes, second opinions, and skin surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nallapati's education and training includes medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and residency at York Hospital. Dr. Nallapati (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Nallapati's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Second Opinions, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Soft Tissue Injections, HIV/AIDS, Skin Surgery, General Care

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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.