We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry Silver near Hershey, PA.

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Dr. Stephanie Teets Estes, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Estes' medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Estes attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: infertility, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Estes is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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All Interests: Infertility, Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Richard S Legro, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
670 Cherry Drive; Ste 202/204
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Richard Legro is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Legro include menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Legro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Legro completed his residency training at Magee Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Carol Gnatuk sees patients in Hershey, PA. Her medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gnatuk is especially interested in menopause and infertility. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnatuk accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

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

Dr. William Dodson is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Hershey, PA. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Dodson attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Dodson is especially interested in infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Dodson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Peter Lee practices pediatric endocrinology in Hershey, PA. Dr. Lee studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise consist of male infertility and growth problems. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Cynthia J Whitener, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Whitener is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Whitener is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Whitener focuses on HIV/AIDS. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitener honors. She is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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. Dr. Zurlo obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zurlo include HIV/AIDS. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zurlo 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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Before performing her residency at PinnacleHealth, Dr. Crook attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crook include HIV/AIDS. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. John Dossett's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dossett's clinical interests: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dossett obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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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.
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