We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Golden's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Golden is open to 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In Dr. Gonzalez's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gonzalez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Gonzalez takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gonzalez has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hekmat is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Hekmat performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. Dr. Hekmat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, essure, and high risk pregnancy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopf accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kopf attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kopf's office for an appointment.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Elk Grove, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Rosellini has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rosellini's 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 professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rosellini welcomes new patients.

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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. Carol Lynne Conrad-Forrest, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9045 Bruceville Road; Suite 190
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. C. Conrad-Forrest's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Conrad-Forrest's clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Conrad-Forrest takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Melchione, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8120 Timberlake Way; #201
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Melchione specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He offers interpreting services for Russian, Ukrainian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Melchione's areas of expertise include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Melchione attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Melchione accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James Susanka, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8120 Timberlake Way; #201
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Susanka's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Susanka completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Susanka takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Susanka welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Tanya Maagdenberg, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8120 Timberlake Way; #201
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Tanya Maagdenberg specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Maagdenberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Maagdenberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Maagdenberg (or staff) speaks Russian. In addition, she offers interpreting services for Ukrainian and Spanish-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay H Curkendall, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8120 Timberlake Way; #201
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jay Curkendall is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Woodland, CA, Sacramento, CA, and West Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Curkendall is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Dr. Curkendall (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Russian. Dr. Curkendall's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Todd Fisher specializes in adult hospital medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Fisher studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fisher trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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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