We found 7 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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmerman average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Zimmerman focuses on women's health issues. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Zimmerman is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , 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' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. De Edwards has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. De Edwards is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine and residency at Hurley Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

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

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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chin's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chin attended Harvard Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), 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 works as a general OB/GYN. 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. Dr. Kim attended Yonsei University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), dyspareunia (painful sex)

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Antioch, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wada include women's health issues. Dr. Wada accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Walnut Creek, CA, Castro Valley, CA, and Oakland, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leong include eye problems. Dr. Leong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Leong's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Leong's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, 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. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Reyes is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reyes welcomes new patients. He attended Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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.
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