We found 14 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Orinda, CA.

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Groginsky's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Groginsky's residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Honegger an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Erxin Zhang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Zhang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vineela Ravva Poddatoori, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Jose, CA, Orinda, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poddatoori is especially interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Poddatoori completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi.

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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. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley sees patients in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foley's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Foley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Rudd's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Rudd focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Jewell is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jewell include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Jewell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan practices general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahsan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahsan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock's specialty is general gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Matlock's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Matlock is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Leon Ross, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Ross' specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male sexual dysfunction

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

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended Yale School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include women's health issues and family planning. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Vanremoortere accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Family Planning, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Josephine Nwannekaego Agbowo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Josephine Agbowo's medical specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Agbowo's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Agbowo average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Agbowo is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta practices family medicine in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (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.