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 medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Rajan attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajan takes. Dr. Rajan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hecht's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hecht is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a dermatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, skin surgery, and lupus. Dr. Pappas-Taffer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

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

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

Dr. Susan Gerber's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gerber graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), pituitary disorders, and thyroid cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerber is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism, hirsutism (excessive hair growth)

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

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

Dr. Deirdre Sawinski specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawinski include pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Sawinski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Sawinski attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Sawinski (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stern include travel medicine, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT issues. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Stern attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stern accepts. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, 2008, and 2010-2017.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, LGBT Issues, Travel Medicine

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

Dr. Marc Whitman's specialty is infectious disease. His areas of expertise include HIV test, influenza (flu), and pneumonia. Dr. Whitman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Graduate Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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