We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Student Health Program near Elk Grove, CA.

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Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Golden's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiumars Reza Hekmat, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Hekmat's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hekmat's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hekmat completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. Dr. Hekmat is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Christiana S Kopf, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Christiana Kopf is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopf include colposcopy, essure, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kopf attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopf accepts. Dr. Kopf's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Rosellini highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rosellini has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rosellini is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Todd Fisher is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Fisher's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Fisher focuses on general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher honors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Fisher obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sexual Medicine, Bone Diseases, Hypertension, ... (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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