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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near Antioch, CA.

Dr. Daniel L Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3737 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Zimmerman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include women's health issues. Dr. Zimmerman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Zimmerman's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Physician Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

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

Dr. Sharon Yvette De Edwards, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2240 Gladstone Drive; Suite 1
Pittsburg, CA
 

Dr. Sharon De Edwards is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. De Edwards is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. De Edwards include menopause. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine and residency at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. De Edwards has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Edwards takes. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Judson M Brandeis, MD
Specializes in Urology
3725 Lone Tree Way; Suite A3
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Judson Brandeis works as an urologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brandeis include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Brandeis honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Brandeis attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brandeis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Brandeis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence Surgery, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostate Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Lum Chin, MD
Specializes in Urology
3903 Lone Tree Way; Suite 210
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Antioch, CA and Brentwood, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chin is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chin attended Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy, male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Prosthetics, Cryosurgery, Laser Lithotripsy, Radical Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott J Wada, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 100
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Scott Wada works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wada include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Wada is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Wada welcomes new patients. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Young Min Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3724 Lone Tree Way; Suite A
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on women's health issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Kim attended Yonsei University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, sterilization, HPV (human papillomavirus), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, NovaSure, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Edward Lynne, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Lynne's medical specialty is family medicine. Before performing his residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Dr. Lynne attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Lynne accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lynne is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Jann Leong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2219 Buchanan Road; #6
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Craig Leong is a retina specialist. Dr. Leong's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leong takes. He attended medical school 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. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Leong is open to 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. Brian Arellano Reyes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Cortona Way; Suite 140
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Brian Reyes works as an internist in Brentwood, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Reyes include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reyes takes. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Reyes attended medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Reyes welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Low Testosterone, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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.