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We found 10 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near Antioch, CA.

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta works as a family medicine practitioner. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include general care. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (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 general obstetrician and gynecologist in Pittsburg, CA. Dr. De Edwards has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, Dr. De Edwards focuses on menopause. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. De Edwards honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Panama School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. De Edwards speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Daniel Zimmerman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Zimmerman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman takes. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Zimmerman performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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. Scott J Wada, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 100
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Scott Wada specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Antioch, CA. Dr. Wada attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wada include women's health issues. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wada honors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wada's 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, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Judson Brandeis is an urologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Brentwood, CA. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brandeis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Brandeis is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

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

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. He is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lynne include general care. Dr. Lynne is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Lynne studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. Young Min Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3724 Lone Tree Way; Suite A
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim is an Antioch, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Kim takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 Lum Chin, MD
Specializes in Urology
3903 Lone Tree Way; Suite 210
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chin practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Antioch, CA and Brentwood, CA. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin is open to new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Chin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

Dr. Craig Leong, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Castro Valley, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leong's areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Leong attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a general internist in Brentwood, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reyes accepts. Dr. Reyes attended medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. Dr. Reyes completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. He is conversant in Filipino. He is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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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.