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We found 22 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 Moraga Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Groginsky's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Groginsky's residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth C Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
355 Lennon Lane; Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Hsiao's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, female urologic disorders, and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Hsiao is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Babak Edraki, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Critical Care
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Babak Edraki practices gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edraki accepts. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Edraki (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu is a general OB/GYN in Lafayette, CA. She speaks Punjabi. Her clinical interests encompass menopause. Dr. Sandhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), dyspareunia (painful sex), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Greely, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2700 Grant Street; #200
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Greely specializes in family medicine. Dr. Greely is especially interested in HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Greely attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Greely's hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2299 Bacon Street; #1
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Detlef Ehling is a family medicine practitioner in Concord, CA. Dr. Ehling's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehling include HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Ehling attended medical school at Free University of Berlin. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Brian David Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
365 Lennon Ln 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Brian Hopkins works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Hopkins is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and pelvic organ prolapse surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hopkins's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hopkins trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Prosthetics, Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Young Paik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Paik practices gynecologic oncology in Walnut Creek, CA. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paik include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Paik accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judson M Brandeis, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 N. Wiget Lane; #290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Judson Brandeis is an urologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Brandeis's areas of expertise include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Brandeis is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Brandeis's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence Surgery, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostate Surgery

Dr. Deborah Ann Levinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3466 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite C100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Levinsky's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel. Dr. Levinsky's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt R Wharton, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a general OB/GYN. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Wharton's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Wharton is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wharton is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Janette G Walker, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2121 Ygnacio Valley Road; #e-101
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Janette Walker is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Walker obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Walker is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in Psychology
1600 S Main Street; Suite 177
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Gertrudes Hernandez is a psychologist. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hernandez's office for an appointment. Dr. Hernandez speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Sari Jane Kasper, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2121 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite E101
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sari Kasper is a Walnut Creek, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kasper attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Danbury Hospital for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, infertility, and robotic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kasper takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Romi Mann, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
925 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite 102a, Office 2
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Romi Mann practices psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Mann takes Cigna and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness, Gay and ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrianne Blanche Casadaban, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
110 Lafayette Circle; Suite 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Adrianne Casadaban works as a psychologist in Lafayette, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Casadaban is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports Health, ... (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.