We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near Walnut Creek, CA.

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); he sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and pelvic organ prolapse surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hopkins takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Hopkins performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation

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. She is conversant in Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandhu include menopause. Dr. Sandhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Sandhu attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dyspareunia (painful sex)

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

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

Dr. Babak Edraki, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Edraki is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edraki (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Edraki's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

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

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

Dr. Detlef Ehling is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ehling at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Physician Network. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Free University of Berlin. Dr. Ehling's residency was performed at Robert Packer Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Thomas Greely's specialty is family medicine. He is especially interested in HIV/AIDS. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Greely graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional 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

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. He works in Lafayette, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Wharton's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wharton takes. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Wharton has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wharton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

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 sees patients in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Levinsky is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Levinsky include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levinsky takes. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Levinsky's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

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 sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Walker a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and infertility. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walker attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Her professional 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: 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Kasper average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kasper graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then she performed her residency at Danbury Hospital.

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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 in Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Her practice 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. Adrianne Blanche Casadaban, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
110 Lafayette Circle; Suite 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Adrianne Casadaban's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Casadaban's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. She is open to 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. Daniel Young Paik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Paik's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paik graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Paik is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, ... (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 in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts the following insurance: Cigna and Medicare. Dr. Mann welcomes 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. Craig Jann Leong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
122 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 223
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Craig Leong works as a retina specialist. His clinical interests encompass eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Leong studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Leong's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, HIV/AIDS, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald B Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Wasserman specializes in adult infectious disease. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wasserman attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is especially interested in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Wasserman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Wasserman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Dimitry L Lerner, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Dimitry Lerner works as a gynecologic oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Lerner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lerner's training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lerner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Tumor, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial ... (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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