We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept TRICARE near Yardley, PA.

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Dr. Ravi Rajan, MD
Specializes in Urology
825 Town Center Drive; Suite 150
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Ravi Rajan is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Rajan's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajan takes. He is affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Two Capital Way; Suite 238
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Hecht has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aria Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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

Dr. Deirdre L Sawinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Deirdre Sawinski is a nephrologist. Her clinical interests include pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients rated Dr. Sawinski highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sawinski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Kimberly Pappas-Taffer, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1000 Floral Vale Boulevard; Suite 100
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Pappas-Taffer practices dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: skin surgery, lupus, and dermatomyositis. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Pappas-Taffer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Pappas-Taffer attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Erythema Multiforme, Sclerotherapy, Herpes, Skin Cancer, Spider Veins, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Stern, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. John Stern's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stern include travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, 2008, and 2010-2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Stern is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Susan Marie Gerber, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Susan Gerber's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid cancer, and multiple endocrine neoplasia. Dr. Gerber is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gerber honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Metabolic Bone Disease, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Stuart Whitman, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Other, Internal Medicine
40 Fuld Street; Suite 305
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Whitman is a specialist in infectious disease. He works in Trenton, NJ and Hamilton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitman include influenza (flu), pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Whitman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitman takes. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Wounds, Pneumonia, Influenza, Meningitis, MRSA Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (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.
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