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We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net near Elk Grove, CA.

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

Dr. Brian Golden works as an urologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Golden has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Golden welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), no-scalpel vasectomy

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

Dr. Gregg David Nulton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Nulton's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nulton takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Nulton's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Heritage Valley Beaver. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (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 OB/GYN. In her practice, Dr. Gonzalez focuses on women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gonzalez is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Elizabeth Elizabeth Garamendi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #114
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kann is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kann is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for her residency. She is especially interested in general care. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Kann is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julieta Dominguez- Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dominguez-Jones include general care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at San Jose Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Dominguez-Jones is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christiana Kopf's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Kopf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopf is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, sterilization, infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Kent Sherwood, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Sherwood practices family medicine. Dr. Sherwood's areas of expertise include general care. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sherwood graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Sherwood is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Circumcision, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruenell D Adams Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ruenell Adams specializes in family medicine and practices in Elk Grove, CA. In her practice, Dr. Adams focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams takes. She is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Diabetes, General Care, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Preventive Care, ... (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). Patient ratings for Dr. Hekmat average 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hekmat is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hekmat honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Hekmat is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy, no-scalpel vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Therese Rosellini sees patients in Elk Grove, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rosellini's clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosellini average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rosellini is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rosellini is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Susanka is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Susanka is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Susanka trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He 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. Gregory Edward Douglas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9281 Office Park Circle; 120
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Douglas is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Elk Grove, CA. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Douglas include women's health issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Douglas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tanya Maagdenberg's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Maagdenberg include women's health issues. Dr. Maagdenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Maagdenberg attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Maagdenberg (or staff) speaks Russian. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Ukrainian and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Maagdenberg's 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. Larry Reynolds Feliciano, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7601 Hospital Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Larry Feliciano works as a family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, Dr. Feliciano focuses on general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Feliciano accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. After attending Davao Medical School Foundation for medical school, Dr. Feliciano completed his residency training at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Feliciano (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Alan Bob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8120 Timberlake Way; #201
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Bob's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bob average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bob include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bob completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Russian, Ukrainian, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Carol Conrad-Forrest specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Conrad-Forrest has a special interest in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Conrad-Forrest welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

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