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We found 13 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kapla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Kapla attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Kapla'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: , 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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues and family planning. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her 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 California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vanremoortere has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Dr. Arlene Vazquez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
110 Sutter Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Arlene Vazquez's area of specialization is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Vazquez include general care. Dr. Vazquez is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Vazquez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Common Cold, Influenza, Skin Tag Removal, General Care, Breastfeeding Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erica Wang specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her clinical interests include male infertility, female infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Wang is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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

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

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

Dr. Lisa Twilling specializes in psychology and practices in San Francisco, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and infertility. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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 works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winetsky include adoption issues, depression, and infertility. MultiPlan, Viant, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winetsky honors. Dr. Winetsky's 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, Suite 402
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Owen's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Owen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Owen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Owen attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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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 an internist. Dr. Moser's areas of clinical interest consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moser completed a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. His clinical interests encompass general care and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gatpolintan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Gatpolintan attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Filipino. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gatpolintan's 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 practices gynecologic oncology in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Delic is conversant in Croatian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delic include gynecologic cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Delic completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delic honors. Her practice is open to 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. Cynthia A Hom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3838 California Street; Suite 404
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Hom's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Hom (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Hom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Hom attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hom is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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)

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

Dr. Louis Cubba practices general internal medicine. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency. Dr. Cubba is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cubba's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual medicine, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Medicine, Hypertension, Osteopathic ... (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.