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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Physician Network. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Zimmerman attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmerman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zimmerman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. 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 has a special interest in menopause. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. De Edwards speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She has an open panel.

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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 is an urologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Brandeis's areas of expertise include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Brandeis is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Brandeis's professional 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 Lum Chin, MD
Specializes in Urology
3903 Lone Tree Way; Suite 210
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chin's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Chin attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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 Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin 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. Young Min Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3724 Lone Tree Way; Suite A
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He attended Yonsei University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Antioch, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wada 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. His clinical interests include women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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, 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient reviews placed Dr. Leong at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Leong attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Leong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reyes include general care. Dr. Reyes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Reyes graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He is conversant in Filipino.

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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.