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We found 46 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Los Altos, CA.

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

Dr. Mary Parman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Parman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Parman trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Parman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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. Lynn Susan Gretkowski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real; Medical Staff Department
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Gretkowski practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gretkowski's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Gretkowski is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gretkowski's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Abnormal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anne Ray's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Magee Women's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Aung a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Aung is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Aung's practice is open to 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; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein works as an urologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients rated Dr. Epstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Epstein attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Epstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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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. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 102
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Ming-Teh Chen practices in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Chen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Louis Pisani, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111, Melchor Pavilion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Albert Pisani works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Pisani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecologic cancer and uterine problems. Dr. Pisani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pisani has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, ... (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 specializes in family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Torres a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Torres include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Torres speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is a family practice physician in Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Schneider's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider has a closed panel.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Shinghal's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shinghal include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shinghal takes. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Shinghal is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. Lisa K Masterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Packard specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Packard's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Packard speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane takes. Dr. Lane graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Lane is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Sonia Y Liu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Liu works as a family practice physician in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Liu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, Dr. Liu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device

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

Dr. Susannah Daniel is a family practitioner. In her practice, Dr. Daniel focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Oregon Health & Science University, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University College London (UCL) Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Daniel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Daniel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Jaclyn Reba Gadbaw, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jaclyn Gadbaw is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gadbaw's clinical interests encompass general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadbaw accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gadbaw speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive 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.