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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Richmond, CA.

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

Dr. William Kapla sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Kapla's areas of clinical interest consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. The average patient rating for Dr. Kapla is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapla accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Kapla has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: General Care, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat is especially interested in women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a general OB/GYN in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include women's health issues and family planning. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanremoortere honors. Dr. Vanremoortere is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Erica Wang's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include in vitro fertilization (IVF). She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wang's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Lisa Louise Twilling, MA, MS, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3667 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Twilling specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Twilling include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and infertility. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Suicide, Education Consultation, Phobias, ... (Read more)

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 Dr. Winetsky's clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and infertility. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Viant, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Her practice 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, #402
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Owen practices general internal medicine. Dr. Owen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: general care and HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owen accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Owen studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Owen's training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Moser graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. His clinical interests include general care and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Moser is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jesus Roland Gatpolintan is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in San Francisco, CA. He speaks Filipino. His clinical interests encompass general care and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gatpolintan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Gatpolintan graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Lejla Delic is a gynecologic oncologist. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Delic include gynecologic cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Croatian. Dr. Delic is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Cynthia Hom works as a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hom average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hom include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Hom (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Hom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Hom is accepting new patients.

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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.