We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Andy Chang's specialty is family medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. Dr. Chang has a closed panel.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kimm's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urethral stricture, and vasectomy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kimm trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kimm (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Kimm's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Silverstein attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Silverstein focuses on women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silverstein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is 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, 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 works as a family medicine physician. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his practice, Dr. Lin focuses on general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. He 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. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira practices general gynecology in Dublin, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliveira accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Oliveira attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oliveira's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Dublin, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beatty's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beatty honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tang attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to 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. Rita Rosicker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Rita Rosicker is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Rosicker accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rosicker attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rosicker (or staff) speaks Lithuanian, Spanish, and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting 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. Nancy N Pham Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Pham-Thomas practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Dublin, CA. Dr. Pham-Thomas has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Pham-Thomas completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to 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. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
5575 W. Las Positas Road; Suite 330
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis, who practices in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. Dr. Margolis's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Margolis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual medicine

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kim Benson sees patients in Dublin, CA and Danville, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Benson attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Benson's areas of expertise include general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Benson is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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.