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

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

Dr. Brian Golden is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Golden's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Gambrill focuses on general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Gambrill average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gambrill takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gambrill is closed to 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fine has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Fine speaks Cantonese.

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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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ketchum include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and contraception (birth control). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ketchum accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Ketchum (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ketchum's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program's residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hitzeman 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice 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 medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Leff is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Leff honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Leff attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Guile is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Guile is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In addition to English, Dr. Graham speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graham include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Valley Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Graham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham accepts. Dr. Graham has an open panel.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Anderson's education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 is an urologist. Dr. Thompson's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Thompson has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Greer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His clinical interests include women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Lerner has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He 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 works as a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Grossman include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Grossman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Grossman studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program for residency.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Hekmat speaks Persian. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hekmat's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hekmat has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a family practice physician. She has a special interest in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Katerkamp attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Katerkamp completed a residency program at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.