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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Burlingame, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddik-Ahmad include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddik-Ahmad honors. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Siddik-Ahmad trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Fletcher include women's health issues. Patients rated Dr. Fletcher highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fletcher's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liang include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Liang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liang takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Capital Medical University for medical school, Dr. Liang completed her residency training at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Devoy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Devoy is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, Dr. Devoy attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Sydor attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is especially interested in skin issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sydor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has an open panel.

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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.