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We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Albany, CA.

Dr. Yvette Marcella Gentry, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 1200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Yvette Gentry's area of specialization is urogynecology. In Dr. Gentry's practice, she is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gentry is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Roxanne Claire Fiscella, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 Milvia Street; Suite 116
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Roxanne Fiscella is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fiscella include general care. Dr. Fiscella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Fiscella takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Exercise Physiology, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Martin Blumenstock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Edward Blumenstock works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blumenstock include urogynecological problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blumenstock honors. Dr. Blumenstock has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blumenstock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 1200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Carla Stelling is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stelling include women's health issues. Dr. Stelling is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Stelling attended Albany Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 622
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hart is a family practice physician in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Hart's areas of expertise consist of general care and travel medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at San Francisco General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in German. Dr. Hart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Wounds, Contraception, Exercise ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2991 Shattuck Avenue; Suite 303
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Halpert's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Halpert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, intimacy issues, male sexual dysfunction, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Sophie Soltani, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
2171 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sophie Soltani specializes in psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. Dr. Soltani is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Employee Assistance Programs, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Object ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
400 29th Street; Suite 315
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Paul Berg is a psychologist in Oakland, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Berg include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Berg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Domestic Abuse, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan J Swope, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3155 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Alan Swope's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, sexuality, and gender identity. Dr. Swope takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Immigration Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Sexual ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
902 Carmel Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Galland's specialty is psychology. Dr. Galland's clinical interests encompass sexuality, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sexuality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues

Dr. Craig Jann Leong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
491 30th Street; Suite 102
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Craig Leong works as a retina specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, Castro Valley, CA, and Oakland, CA. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Leong's areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Retina Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, HIV/AIDS, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Barouk Marzouk, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4096 Piedmont Avenue; Suite 911
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Marzouk practices adult infectious disease in Oakland, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Marzouk is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Marzouk is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
405 Kains Avenue; Suite 102
Albany, CA
 

Ms. Cathy Hanville specializes in social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include the following: gender identity, anxiety, and phobias. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna insurance. Ms. Hanville is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Phobias, Grief, Gender Identity, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eye Movement ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
431 30th Street; Suite 2
Oakland, CA
 

Mr. John Edwards' area of specialization is social work. Mr. Edwards's clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and immigration issues. He honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Neglect, ... (Read more)

Jean Elizabeth Lavane
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2001 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Jean Lavane's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Lavane takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Eclectic Therapy, Adjustment Disorders, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Existential ... (Read more)

Jaynthi Rajandran
Specializes in Family Therapy
5661 Keith Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Jayn Rajandran works as a family therapist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Ms. Rajandran's areas of expertise include the following: infidelity issues, phobias, and separation. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Premarital ... (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.