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We found 43 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parman include women's health issues. Dr. Parman's professional affiliations include 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 completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parman takes. Dr. Parman has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Gretkowski studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Gretkowski average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gretkowski is accepting 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. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aung has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aung's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Magee Women's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

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

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

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Shinghal is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Shinghal's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Shinghal attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shinghal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. 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. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Torres include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Torres is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torres is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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: 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schneider completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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

Dr. Lisa Packard is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Packard studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Packard honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Packard is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices pediatric urology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee is conversant in 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Lane focuses on general care. Dr. Lane's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Lane is not currently accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lane completed a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Lane speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Liu has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Liu attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Liu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina works as a general OB/GYN in Mountain View, CA. In his practice, Dr. Medina focuses on women's health issues. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Medina attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Daniel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University College London (UCL) Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Daniel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Oregon Health & Science University, 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: 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 family medicine practitioner. Patients rated Dr. Gadbaw highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadbaw accepts. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gadbaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gadbaw has an open panel.

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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

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

Dr. Nicole Hong practices general obstetrics & gynecology. 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. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patients gave Dr. Hong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Yuliya Fridland, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Julia Fridland's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fridland include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Fridland (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Fridland is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Fibroids, Women's Health ... (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.