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We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry Silver near Hershey, PA.

Dr. William Charles Dodson, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
670 Cherry Drive; Ste 202/204
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. William Dodson is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In his practice, Dr. Dodson focuses on infertility. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Dodson completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Carol Lynn Gnatuk, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
670 Cherry Drive; Ste 202/204
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Carol Gnatuk's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Gnatuk include menopause and infertility. Dr. Gnatuk is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gnatuk takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Carie Ann D Agata, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
670 Cherry Drive; Ste 202/204
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Carie D'agata is a general OB/GYN in Hershey, PA and Harrisburg, PA. She is especially interested in menopause, colposcopy, and sterilization. Dr. D'agata is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. D'agata attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Pregnancy, Gynecological Problems, Sterilization, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Zurlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. John Zurlo is a Hershey, PA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. In his practice, Dr. Zurlo focuses on HIV/AIDS. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zurlo takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Zurlo attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Cynthia J Whitener, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Whitener works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Hershey, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitener include HIV/AIDS. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Whitener attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Whitener is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Tonya Jane Crook, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Tonya Crook's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Crook is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crook accepts. Dr. Crook studied medicine at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at PinnacleHealth.

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All Interests: Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Peter Allen Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Peter Lee is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include male infertility and growth problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Lee attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Growth Problems, Male Infertility, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. John Hamilton Dossett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. John Dossett sees patients in Hershey, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He has a special interest in chronic fatigue syndrome and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Dossett graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS

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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.