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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Groginsky focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Groginsky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Groginsky attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Groginsky is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Groginsky's office for an appointment.

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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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, female urologic disorders, and vasectomy. Dr. Hsiao's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Hsiao trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. 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 is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Edraki attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Edraki (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Edraki's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. 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. Brian David Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
365 Lennon Ln 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Brian Hopkins is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Dr. Hopkins is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hopkins takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hopkins attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in 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. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandhu include menopause. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sandhu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Detlef Ehling specializes in family medicine and practices in Concord, CA. Dr. Ehling is especially interested in HIV/AIDS. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehling attended medical school at Free University of Berlin. His residency was performed at Robert Packer Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Daniel Paik works as a gynecologic oncologist in Walnut Creek, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Paik's areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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's practice 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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Brandeis's clinical interests include kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Brandeis graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Thomas Greely's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Greely include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Greely takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a Lafayette, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Wharton's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Wharton attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wharton has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Debra Levinsky's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Levinsky completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. In her practice, Dr. Levinsky focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Levinsky has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Janette Walker's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Walker's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Walker an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Sari Kasper is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Walnut Creek, CA. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, infertility, and robotic surgery. Dr. Kasper has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Kasper attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. She is 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: Colposcopy, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Gertrudes Hernandez works as a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

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

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

Dr. Adrianne Casadaban specializes in psychology. Dr. Casadaban's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She accepts 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Mann's clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts the following insurance: Cigna and Medicare. He is accepting 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)

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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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