We found 8 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Antioch, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmerman include women's health issues. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman's residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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

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. She works in Pittsburg, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. De Edwards's practice, she is particularly interested in menopause. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Edwards accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, Dr. De Edwards performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), 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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Brandeis's clinical interests include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Brandeis graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. He has an open panel.

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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). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Chin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Chin 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. Young Min Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3724 Lone Tree Way; Suite A
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Antioch, CA. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Delta Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Scott Wada's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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 graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed 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, dyspareunia (painful sex), tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Craig Jann Leong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2219 Buchanan Road; #6
Antioch, 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. Brian Arellano Reyes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Cortona Way; Suite 140
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Brian Reyes' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Reyes's education and training includes medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation and residency at New York Hospital Queens. He has a special interest in general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Reyes's professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to 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.
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