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We found 8 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kapla's areas of expertise include the following: general care and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Kapla an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapla honors. He 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 sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include women's health issues and family planning. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanremoortere takes. 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). She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). 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. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Owen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Owen include general care and HIV/AIDS. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Owen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Moser performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care and HIV/AIDS. He accepts 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). 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 is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gatpolintan's clinical interests include general care and HIV/AIDS. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Gatpolintan is conversant in Filipino. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He is accepting 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. Lejla Delic, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3838 California Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lejla Delic, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Delic's areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Delic attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Delic trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delic's 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 is an internist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hom include general care. Dr. Hom's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Hom is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. Dr. Hom (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.