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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Jill Elizabeth Rushton-Miller, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4700 Hoen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jill Rushton-Miller works as a family practitioner in Santa Rosa, CA and Salinas, CA. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Rushton-Miller takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rushton-Miller is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, General Care, Breastfeeding Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Barry Pride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Pride is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Pride completed his residency training at Ventura County Medical Center and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pride's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Natasha Ann Kahl, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1140 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 2a
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Natasha Kahl's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Kahl focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Kahl is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She graduated from Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kahl completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kahl is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahl accepts. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Tung Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3536 Mendocino Avenue; Suite 300
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Lee is a family medicine physician in Santa Rosa, CA. In Dr. Lee's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, General Care, Acupuncture Treatment, Breastfeeding Issues, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Ashley Kay Weinert, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ashley Weinert works as a general OB/GYN in Santa Rosa, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinert include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinert is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tabitha Doniach, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
131b Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Tabitha Doniach is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doniach graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Doniach trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Doniach is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sophie Grundland Fletcher, MD
Specializes in Urology
34 Mark West Springs Road; Second Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Sophie Fletcher's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Fletcher takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fletcher completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita Y. F. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mark West Springs Road; 2nd Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Rita Wang is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Wang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Mayo Clinic. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana L Pacheco Clark, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4700 Hoen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ana Pacheco-Clark sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Pacheco-Clark has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pacheco-Clark is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Susan Katrina Dehnad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dehnad's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She studied medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dehnad trained at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Dehnad has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Dehnad is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Karina Garcia Silva Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
131b Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Karina Silva Atkinson works as a family medicine practitioner in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Silva Atkinson is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Lawrence Family Medicine Residency's residency program. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Silva Atkinson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, General Care, Breastfeeding Issues, Preventive Care

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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.