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We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Fairfield, CA.

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Dr. Marlene Elizabeth Hargreaves, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2702 Low Court; Department of Ob/gyn
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Marlene Freeman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Freeman's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Freeman's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Frederick C Blair, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1234 Empire Street
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Blair is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fairfield, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Blair has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Blair has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Rea Saavedra, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2720 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Maria Saavedra practices family medicine in Fairfield, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saavedra include general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saavedra accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Saavedra attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Saavedra is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Bien-Aimee Nguyen Lau, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2720 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Bien-Aimee Lau is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In Dr. Lau's practice, she is particularly interested in skin issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Lau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Herpes, Rosacea, Scabies, Shingles, Mole Removal, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Ann Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2702 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Julie Chen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical interests include eye problems. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Elizabeth Vincent, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2720 Low Court
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Vincent is an internist in Fairfield, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: general care and HIV/AIDS. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vincent's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Vincent is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: General Care, HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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.