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We found 32 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Parman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Parman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is an urologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Epstein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Epstein's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Torres studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with 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: 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schneider is especially interested in general care. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shinghal's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shinghal obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, 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. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee's specialty is pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner in Palo Alto, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Lane focuses on general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane accepts. Dr. Lane obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Natividad Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 works as a family practice physician. Dr. Daniel's areas of expertise include general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University College London (UCL) Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. Dr. Daniel is affiliated with 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's specialty is family medicine. She is especially interested in general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landreville accepts. Before completing her residency at San Jose Medical Center, Dr. Landreville attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Landreville is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Hong focuses on women's health issues. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Swenson has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Dr. Swenson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at LAC+USC Women's & Children's Hospital. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network 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, 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Smith is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Smith focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Dr. Smith is not accepting new patients at this time. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wong has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoff include women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hoff attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.