We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept TRICARE Prime near Richmond, CA.

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

Dr. William Kapla's specialty is family medicine. He is especially interested in general care and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Kapla's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Kapla is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: General Care, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include women's health issues and family planning. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Vanremoortere's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Vanremoortere speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in family medicine. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Vazquez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Tag Removal, General Care, Breastfeeding Issues, Preventive Care, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baystate Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Owen include general care and HIV/AIDS. Patient ratings for Dr. Owen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Owen has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moser attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Moser is accepting 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. 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 speaks Croatian. She has a special interest in gynecologic cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delic has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in San Francisco, CA. He 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. Dr. Gatpolintan has a special interest in general care and HIV/AIDS. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gatpolintan speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. His practice 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. Louis Joseph Cubba, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
45 Castro Street; Suite 324
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Louis Cubba works as an internist in San Francisco, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Cubba is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Cubba attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for his residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Hom's specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Hom focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Hom is in-network for 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. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Hom (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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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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