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We found 41 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net PPO near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Groginsky include women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Groginsky attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Groginsky speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Groginsky welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Honegger's clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zhang's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Zhang focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Poddatoori focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Poddatoori's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Poddatoori is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Foley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Patrice Willman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
89 Davis Road; Suite 280
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willman is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Willman is open to new patients. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Willman completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Rudd's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rudd is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudd completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jewell include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel. Dr. Jewell 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahsan include women's health issues. Dr. Ahsan is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ahsan has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice 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's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Matlock accepts 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 practices family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Wallach focuses on general care. Dr. Wallach honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Alachua General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes 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' specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Ross (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Ross takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He 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 medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her 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, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvette Marcella Gentry, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 1200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Yvette Gentry's specialty is urogynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gentry at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include urogynecological problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gentry attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Roxanne Claire Fiscella, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 Milvia Street; Suite 116
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Roxanne Fiscella sees patients in Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fiscella average 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Fiscella focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Fiscella accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Fiscella attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Fiscella has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Exercise Physiology, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere works as a general OB/GYN in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. Her areas of expertise 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). Dr. Vanremoortere is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanremoortere has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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