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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Groginsky's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Groginsky honors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Groginsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Groginsky 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hsiao is conversant in French. His clinical interests include 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's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Edraki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. These areas are among Dr. Edraki's clinical interests: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Edraki welcomes 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. Thomas E Greely, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2700 Grant Street; #200
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Greely's area of specialization is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Greely focuses on HIV/AIDS. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Greely is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ehling focuses on HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Ehling accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Free University of Berlin. His training includes residency programs at Robert Packer Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks 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' areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Dr. Hopkins takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Hopkins's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a gynecologic oncologist in Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Paik include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Paik is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paik has an open panel. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Brandeis an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Brandeis is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Levinsky attended New York Medical College for medical school. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levinsky welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wharton graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wharton include women's health issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wharton honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wharton's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Walnut Creek, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Walker an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walker takes. She is professionally affiliated with 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: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in Psychology
1600 South Main Street; Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Gertrudes Hernandez specializes in psychology and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. In her practice, Dr. Kasper focuses on colposcopy, infertility, and robotic surgery. Dr. Kasper's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing her residency at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Kasper attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. The average patient rating for Dr. Kasper is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a psychologist, counselor, and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Mann accepts the following insurance: Cigna and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices psychology. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Casadaban honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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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)

Dr. Peter David Binstock, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Peter Binstock's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. His clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Binstock is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Martinez VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Binstock has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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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.