We found 44 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Anthem near Fair Oaks, CA.

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Dr. Mary Ellen Gardner, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mary Parman is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. In Dr. Parman's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Parman trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Elizabeth Davis, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Anne Ray is a Los Altos, CA physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Ray's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Circumcision, Skin Tag Removal, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Alternative Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung sees patients in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Aung's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Aung include women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Magee Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Epstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Epstein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey David Adamson, BS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2350 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. G. Adamson works as an infertility specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Adamson is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Adamson focuses on infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Adamson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at Toronto General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Laser Surgery, Male Infertility, Infertility, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Nicole Torres, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Torres is a family medicine practitioner. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Torres at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Intrauterine Device, Cholesterol Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider practices family medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider has a special interest in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with 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: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinghal include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shinghal attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Shinghal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shinghal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy M Landreville, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Landreville is a family medicine physician in San Carlos, CA. She is especially interested in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Landreville average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at San Jose Medical Center. Dr. Landreville speaks Spanish. Her professional 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: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Lee is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lee speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Richard Lane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Steven Lane specializes in family medicine. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Lane focuses on general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Lane average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lane is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lane is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Alternative Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susannah Louise Daniel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susannah Daniel's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Daniel has a special interest in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Oregon Health & Science University, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daniel takes. Dr. Daniel is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Hong focuses on women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hong accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth A Swenson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Swenson is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Dr. Swenson attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Swenson focuses on women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Swenson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Marian K Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Marian Kim specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA. She speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is especially interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kim obtained her medical school training at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed her residency at LAC+USC Women's & Children's Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristina M Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Smith practices family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Intrauterine Device

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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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