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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rajan obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajan accepts. Dr. Rajan is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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). These areas are among Dr. Hecht's clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Hecht average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hecht's professional affiliations include Aria Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Lisa Pappas-Taffer is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pappas-Taffer completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Pappas-Taffer's clinical interests: skin surgery, lupus, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Pappas-Taffer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

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

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

Dr. Deirdre Sawinski practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sawinski include pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sawinski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sawinski (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Sawinski is 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. John J Stern, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. John Stern practices adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stern graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stern include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, 2008, and 2010-2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Gerber's clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid cancer, and multiple endocrine neoplasia. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gerber attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gerber is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

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

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

Dr. Marc Whitman practices infectious disease. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitman include influenza (flu), pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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