We found 82 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Richmond, CA.

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

Dr. Marcelle Cedars is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Cedars an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Cedars completed her residency training 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. Ira D Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip works as an urologist in San Francisco, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharlip has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Sharlip is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sharlip trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sharlip offers language support for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. James Smith works as an urologist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Smith has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is affiliated with 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. Stephanie Noi Ling Chun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Chun's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chun accepts. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tom Lue works as an urologist. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and priapism (prolonged erection). He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Lue accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lue is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Victor Fujimoto's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Fujimoto trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Fujimoto average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fujimoto accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Fujimoto speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Carolyn Givens practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in San Francisco, CA. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Givens completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include infertility. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Givens honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally 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: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

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

Dr. David Duong works as an urologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Duong is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Duong an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Robert Hoang is an urologist in San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoang include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoang honors. Dr. Hoang is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Tirun A Gopal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tirun Gopal is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, Dr. Gopal focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Gopal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Gopal attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Gopal (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. His 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: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amy Autry works as an obstetrician in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Autry include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Autry accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Autry's hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rosen practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include infertility. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Heather Huddleston is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Dr. Huddleston's clinical interests encompass polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huddleston's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is 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. Katherine T Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3905 Sacramento Street; Suite 204
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Hsiao is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hsiao's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsiao honors. Dr. Hsiao obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hsiao has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Huchung Shu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Shu is a general OB/GYN in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shu at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shu include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Shu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Shu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Filipino and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

Dr. Leslie S Kardos, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 518
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Kardos sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kardos include labiaplasty, laser hair removal, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Kardos is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kardos welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kardos (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Implanon, Labiaplasty, Incontinence, Sexual Medicine, Cosmetic ... (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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