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We found 46 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept CIGNA Plans near West Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Golden is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Golden has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Robert Gambrill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stan Gambrill is a family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Gambrill is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Gambrill's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Natasha W Fine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Natasha Fine sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fine include general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Fine graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She is conversant in Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Fine is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Darcy C Ketchum, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capital Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Darcy Ketchum specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ketchum (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Ketchum's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Ketchum is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Ketchum's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Yiakis's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yiakis accepts. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Marion W Leff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marion Leff's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Leff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Leff attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Leff average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leff honors. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Leff is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guile is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Guile attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Graham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Graham is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk M Anderson, MD
Specializes in Urology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Anderson's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anderson include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Anderson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kadee E Thompson, MD
Specializes in Urology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kadee Thompson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thompson include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dineen Johnson Greer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Dineen Greer's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Greer studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Greer speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Sports Health, General Care, Breastfeeding Issues, Hepatitis C, Weight Management, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. A. David David Lerner, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
621 Capitol Mall; #950
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. A. Lerner's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In his practice, Dr. Lerner focuses on women's health issues. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Lerner's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lerner is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karun F Grossman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; #a
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Karun Grossman is a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Her areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Grossman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Skin Issues, General Care, Breastfeeding Issues, Preventive Care, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiumars Reza Hekmat, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Hekmat sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Hekmat focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hekmat's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hekmat is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hekmat has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy, no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke C Katerkamp, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Katerkamp's area of specialization is family medicine. In Dr. Katerkamp's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Katerkamp is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Intrauterine Device

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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.