We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Dublin, CA.

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Dr. Andy Tie Wen Chang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Andy Chang's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Chang is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Contraception, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Simon Yoon Kimm, MD
Specializes in Urology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Simon Kimm works as an urologist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Kimm (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urethral stricture, and vasectomy. Dr. Kimm is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Kimm average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy, no-scalpel vasectomy

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

Dr. Laura Nicole Silverstein, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Laura Silverstein is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Silverstein is especially interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Silverstein is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr is a Dublin, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeffrey-Starr takes. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, sterilization, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

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

Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Lin practices family medicine in Dublin, CA. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include general care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira's specialty is general gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliveira's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliveira honors. She is open to new patients. Dr. Oliveira is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Gynecological Problems, Laparoscopic Supracervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Megan Beatty's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Beatty graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beatty include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Beatty is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Zhining Tang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Tang's specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include women's health issues. Dr. Tang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), dyspareunia (painful sex), tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Nancy N Pham Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Pham-Thomas works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pham-Thomas include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Pham-Thomas is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham-Thomas is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita Rosicker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Rita Rosicker is a family practice physician. Dr. Rosicker's clinical interests encompass general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kaunas University of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rosicker (or staff) speaks Lithuanian, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Rosicker is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Dublin, CA and Danville, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Benson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Preventive ... (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.
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