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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Groginsky's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in French. Dr. Groginsky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting 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 works as an urologist. In his practice, Dr. Hsiao focuses on minimally invasive surgery, female urologic disorders, and vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hsiao trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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's areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Edraki attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edraki include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Edraki (or staff) speaks French and Persian. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Edraki welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, HPV, Da Vinci Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dimitry Lerner is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Lerner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerner accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lerner completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

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

Dr. Detlef K Ehling, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2299 Bacon Street; #1
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Detlef Ehling works as a family medicine practitioner. His clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehling takes. He attended Free University of Berlin and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ehling speaks German. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Edward Martin Blumenstock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 Moraga Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Edward Blumenstock works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blumenstock include urogynecological problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blumenstock honors. Dr. Blumenstock has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blumenstock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greely include HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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. Brian David Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
365 Lennon Ln 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Brian Hopkins is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Walnut Creek, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hopkins is especially interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery, robotic surgery, and gynecologic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hopkins speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hopkins's office for an appointment.

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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. 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. 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). Dr. Brandeis's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, incontinence surgery, and prostate surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Brandeis is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Levinsky a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Levinsky is affiliated with 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, 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 sees patients in Lafayette, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wharton focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Wharton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wharton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wharton is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Walker accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Walker's 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: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Gertrudes Hernandez's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Hernandez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Hernandez 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colposcopy, infertility, and robotic surgery. Dr. Kasper is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Danbury Hospital.

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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 in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Mann takes Cigna and Medicare insurance. He 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. Adrianne Blanche Casadaban, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
110 Lafayette Circle; Suite 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Adrianne Casadaban's specialty is psychology. Dr. Casadaban's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.