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We found 30 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept TRICARE near Redwood City, CA.

Dr. Mary Ellen Gardner, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
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. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, 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. 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. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, 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. 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. Wendy M Landreville, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Landreville specializes in family medicine. Dr. Landreville attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at San Jose Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Landreville include general care. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Landreville speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent 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. Elizabeth A Swenson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Swenson is a general OB/GYN in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Swenson's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Swenson's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Marian K Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Marian Kim works as a general OB/GYN. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her professional 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. Kim accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed her residency at LAC+USC Women's & Children's Hospital. She speaks Korean.

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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. Kristina M Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Smith's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Smith is especially interested in general care. 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. Smith honors. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Jessica H Wong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Wong is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Wong is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerard A Hoff, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gerard Hoff is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Hoff has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Hoff is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Dr. Anjali K Rao, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Rao works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. Dr. Rao is a graduate of New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, ... (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.