We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry Bronze near Columbus, OH.
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Dr. Lynnette Karth's areas of specialization are surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Karth's areas of expertise include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), menopause, and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). The average patient rating for Dr. Karth is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karth accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.
Relevant Interests: , Dyspareunia
All Interests: Menopause, Annual Gynecological Exam, Menstrual Disorders, Pregnancy, Vaginitis, Gynecological Probl ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Matson specializes in adolescent medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: primary care, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matson graduated from Mayo Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Founders of Adolescent Medicine award from American Academy of Pediatrics and First recipient, American Academy of Pediatrics' Founders of Adolescent Medicine Award. Dr. Matson is professionally affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases
All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Substance Abuse, Primary Care, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Dr. Elise Berlan specializes in adolescent medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include reproductive health and contraception (birth control). Dr. Berlan accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berlan include: Listed, Best Doctors in America; Listed, Castle Connelly Top Doctor; and Listed, U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Berlan speaks French. She is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Reproductive Health
All Interests: Contraception, Reproductive Health
Dr. Susan Koletar practices adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Koletar is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She trained at Charleston Area Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS
All Interests: HIV/AIDS
Dr. Gayathri Chelvakumar's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chelvakumar include reproductive health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Chelvakumar is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Reproductive Health
All Interests: Reproductive Health
family medicine practitioners who accept Coventry Bronze (500+)?
Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.
A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.
As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.
The specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.
Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.
Some other conditions that urologists treat include:
- Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
- Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
- Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
- Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
- Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.
The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:
- Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
- Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
- Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
- Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
- Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
- Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
- Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.
Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.
- Healthy pregnancies
- Uterine fibroids
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- PAP smears
- Annual breast exams