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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 works as an urologist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Kimm attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urethral stricture, and vasectomy. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kimm honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kimm (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Kimm is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Silverstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients rated Dr. Silverstein highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), 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, who practices in Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michelle Oliveira's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Oliveira has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Oliveira attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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

Dr. Frank Lin works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Lin studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Lin is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Megan Beatty practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Dublin, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beatty's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Beatty obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Tang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rita Rosicker's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rosicker obtained her medical school training at Kaunas University of Medicine and performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In her practice, Dr. Rosicker focuses on general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosicker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian, Spanish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Rosicker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

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

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

Dr. Nancy Pham-Thomas is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Pham-Thomas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Pham-Thomas attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pham-Thomas is accepting 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. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Benson speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Benson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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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.