We found 100 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Richmond, CA.

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Dr. James Franklin Smith, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Smith's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Ira Dorian Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Sharlip has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Sharlip attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sharlip offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Sharlip's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, infertility, no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcelle Ivonne Cedars, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Marcelle Cedars is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cedars include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cedars at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cedars honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Cedars performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Victor Y Fujimoto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Victor Fujimoto is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Fujimoto a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include infertility. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fujimoto attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Stephanie Noi Ling Chun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Chun, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chun obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Dr. Chun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn Robyn Durham, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Francisco Street; Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn Givens' specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In Dr. Givens's practice, she is particularly interested in infertility. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Givens is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Givens is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
728 Pacific Avenue; Suite 6008
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoang's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Hoang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, no-scalpel vasectomy

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

Dr. Tom Futai Lue, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tom Lue practices urology (urinary tract disease) in San Francisco, CA and Hillsborough, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lue include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and priapism (prolonged erection). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lue honors. Dr. Lue attended Kaohsiung Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lue speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Priapism, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Amy M Autry, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amy Autry works as an obstetrician. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Autry's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Autry's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Autry accepts. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Bleeding, Ovarian Disease, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeannette Christie Lager, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Lager is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lager include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Lager's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lager takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Ovarian Disease, Pregnancy, Vaginitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Gibson Huddleston, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Heather Huddleston is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Huddleston is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Huddleston completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Portrero Avenue; 6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in women's health issues and family planning. Dr. Vanremoortere's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Vanremoortere honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Dr. David Truong Thanh Duong, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
909 Hyde Street; Suite 222
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Duong is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in San Francisco, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Duong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Duong attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Duong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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

Dr. Katherine T Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3905 Sacramento Street; Suite 204
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Hsiao works as an infertility specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hsiao attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Hsiao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Earl Chenette, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Francisco Street; Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chenette practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Chenette's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

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

Dr. Elena A Gates, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elena Gates' area of specialization is obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Gates include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Gates is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Gates performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Bleeding, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis, Urinary ... (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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