We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Robert J Altman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Altman is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Modesto, CA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In Dr. Altman's practice, he is particularly interested in infertility and women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

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

Dr. Jon E Pont, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jon Pont is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pont's areas of clinical interest consist of infertility and women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pont is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pont completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pont speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

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

Dr. Larry L Erickson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Larry Erickson, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Erickson include infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Erickson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Patricio Cabonce Clavecillas Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Paradise Road; Suite E
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Patricio Clavecillas' medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Clavecillas include diabetes management, asthma, and general care. Dr. Clavecillas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from West Visayas State University College of Medicine. He speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners, LLC. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Clavecillas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Diabetes Management, HIV/AIDS, General Care, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1401 Spanos Court; Suite 124
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Weakley sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weakley include women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weakley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Weakley (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
500 Coffee Road; Suite C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Steven Wunschel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Modesto, CA. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Wunschel include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Wunschel attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Prosthetics, Laser Lithotripsy, Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, Radical ... (Read more)

Dr. Harvey F Palitz, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 405
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Harvey Palitz is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Palitz include women's health issues. Dr. Palitz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Palitz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Uzay Yasar, MD
Specializes in Urology
1541 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Uzay Yasar works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yasar include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Yasar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Yasar attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Laser Lithotripsy, Radical Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 Florida Avenue; Suite 207
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Sean Clare is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Clare is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clare include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Clare has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

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

Dr. Collin B Smikle, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1400 Florida Avenue; Suite 207
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Collin Smikle, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Smikle has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smikle's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Recurrent Miscarriage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Magdy Shoukry Elsakr, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2336 Sylvan Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Magdy Elsakr is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Modesto, CA. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Elsakr include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elsakr takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tushar R Modi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
413 East Orangeburg Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tushar Modi's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Modi has a special interest in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Other
809 Sylvan Avenue; Suite 500a
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Eleuterio Go's medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Go is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Go honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Go (or staff) speaks Filipino. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Go's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Psychopharmacology, Sleep Disorders, Medication Management, Eating Disorders, Outpatient Care, ... (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.
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