We found 20 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 practices urogynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gentry is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gentry attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), 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 average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fiscella include general care. Dr. Fiscella accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Fiscella has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Fiscella speaks Spanish. Her 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 her office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Edward Blumenstock's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. Dr. Blumenstock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Blumenstock is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hart practices family medicine. Dr. Hart is conversant in German. He is especially interested in general care and travel medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at San Francisco General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hart has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Carla Stelling's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stelling include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Stelling's residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halpert accepts. Dr. Halpert's practice 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 is a psychologist. Her clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soltani takes. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

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

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

Dr. Paul Berg practices psychology in Oakland, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Berg include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Berg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Swope specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and gender identity. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Swope is open to new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Psychology
902 Carmel Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Galland works as a psychologist in Albany, CA. Her areas of expertise include sexuality, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Castro Valley, CA, and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Leong trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. In his practice, Dr. Leong focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Leong is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, HIV/AIDS, Macular Hole, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Marzouk specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Marzouk obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests encompass HIV/AIDS. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Erich Paul Horn, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 30th Street; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Erich Horn is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Horn's clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Horn's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horn honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Graves Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Cataract ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Cathy Hanville specializes in social work, counseling, and psychotherapy and practices in Albany, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hanville include gender identity, anxiety, and phobias. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna insurance. She is accepting 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)

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

Ms. Jean Lavane's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Berkeley, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Lavane is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

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

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

Mr. John Edwards is a social worker in Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Mr. Edwards include adoption issues, depression, and immigration issues. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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)

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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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