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We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net Primary Exclusive Provider Organization near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Melissa Ann Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Johnson is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Johnson takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Andrew Janiga, MD
Specializes in Urology
3123 Professional Drive; Suite 210
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Janiga works as an urologist in Auburn, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Janiga is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Janiga has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hobel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Occupational Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Suzanne Rickey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3133 Professional Drive; Suite 20
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Angela Rickey practices family medicine in Auburn, CA. Dr. Rickey studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Rickey accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danny C Yen, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Danny Yen is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yen is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Yen 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 California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver ... (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.