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We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Rabia Iram Siddik-Ahmad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 4
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Rabia Siddik-Ahmad is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Burlingame, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddik-Ahmad include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Siddik-Ahmad performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Menopause, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacqueline Lisa Fletcher, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Fletcher sees patients in Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fletcher is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fletcher include women's health issues. Dr. Fletcher's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Fletcher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Infertility

Dr. Wen Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Wen Liang sees patients in Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Liang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Liang attended medical school at Capital Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Liang trained at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Liang speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Exercise Physiology, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Contreras Devoy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Monica Devoy is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Devoy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Devoy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Lynn C Sydor Israelit, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Sydor works as a dermatologist. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. Dr. Sydor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Sydor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (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.