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We found 10 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Simon Kimm is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Kimm a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kimm include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urethral stricture, and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kimm graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kimm (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

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's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Lin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira practices general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oliveira studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliveira accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oliveira welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Megan Beatty is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beatty include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beatty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Beatty's practice is open to 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. In her practice, Dr. Tang focuses on women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tang is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), 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' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pham-Thomas has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Pham-Thomas focuses on women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Pham-Thomas performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Dublin, CA. Dr. Rosicker (or staff) speaks Lithuanian, Spanish, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosicker include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rosicker attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Divya T Raj, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Divya Raj is a family medicine physician in Dublin, CA. She is especially interested in general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Raj is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Kim Benson's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Benson include general care. Dr. Benson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Benson trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Benson average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Benson is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.