We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Richmond, CA.

Dr. William J Kapla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
45 Castro Street; Suite #432
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Kapla practices family medicine in San Francisco, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Kapla is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kapla attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: General Care, HIV/AIDS

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
4150 Clement Street; Building 18
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Erica Wang is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA. In her practice, Dr. Wang focuses on male infertility, female infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Wang is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wang has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Male Infertility

Dr. Carol Schutz Winetsky, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3637 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Carol Winetsky's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Dr. Winetsky is in-network for MultiPlan, Viant, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Feminist ... (Read more)

Dr. William Francis Owen Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
45 Castro Medical Office Building; 45 Castro Street, Suite 402
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Owen specializes in general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baystate Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Owen include general care and HIV/AIDS. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A Moser, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
45 Castro Street; #125
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Moser's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Moser is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Moser include general care and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual medicine, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sexual Medicine, General Care, Menopause, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Joseph Cubba, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
45 Castro Street; Suite 324
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Louis Cubba's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cubba include general care. Dr. Cubba's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Cubba obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Lejla Delic, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3838 California Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lejla Delic practices gynecologic oncology in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In Dr. Delic's practice, she is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer. Dr. Delic accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Croatian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Delic is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesus Roland M Gatpolintan, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
45 Castro Street; Suite 415
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Roland Gatpolintan's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gatpolintan accepts. Dr. Gatpolintan graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Dr. Gatpolintan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Gatpolintan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Cancer, General Care, Endocarditis, Tuberculosis, Fever, Hepatitis A, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia A Hom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3838 California Street; Suite 404
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Hom's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hom (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Hom has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hom accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, ... (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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