We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan near Cranford, NJ.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1973 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
 

Dr. Nyota Peace's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bladder infection, and menopause. Dr. Peace takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Peace's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Scott Ring, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
570 South Avenue East; Building A
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Ring is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Ring is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ring studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
570 South Avenue; Building A
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. Before completing his residency at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
570 South Avenue East; Building A
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller's specialty is urologic oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
118 South Avenue E
Cranford, NJ
 

Dr. Darryl Boffard practices obstetrics and gynecology in Union, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and South Orange, NJ. His clinical interests include bladder infection, menopause, and gynecologic cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Boffard at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Boffard's residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Boffard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Bladder Infection, Gynecologic Cancer

Specializes in Family Medicine
1050 Galloping Hill Road; Suite 102
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Vincent Codella practices family medicine in Union, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Codella accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Women's Heart Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart D Shoengold, MD
Specializes in Urology
225 Millburn Avenue; Suite 304
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Stuart Shoengold is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Millburn, NJ and West Orange, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shoengold include robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Shoengold trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Medicine, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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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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