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We found 14 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna US Access near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger sees patients in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Erxin Zhang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zhang is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhang's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Zhang attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vineela Ravva Poddatoori, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Poddatoori's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poddatoori honors. Dr. Poddatoori has an open panel. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Poddatoori trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Foley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rudd focuses on women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudd is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jewell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahsan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahsan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock works as a general gynecologist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Matlock attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach specializes in family medicine and practices in Albany, CA. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Wallach attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wallach include general care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wallach is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wallach is open to new patients.

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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. Phillip Leon Ross, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
350 - 30th Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Ross is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. In his practice, Dr. Ross focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ross is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues and family planning. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vanremoortere has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Family Planning, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Josephine Nwannekaego Agbowo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Josephine Agbowo sees patients in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Agbowo include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Agbowo is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agbowo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Thyroid Problems, Intrauterine Device, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta specializes in family medicine and practices in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. In her practice, Dr. Mehta focuses on general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (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.