We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near Yuba City, CA.

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Dr. Aparna Lakshmi Kareti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Aparna Kareti's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kareti include women's health issues. Dr. Kareti accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Sri Venkateswara University and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Essure, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Thaddeus Nowinski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #116
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Nowinski's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nowinski include women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Nowinski average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowinski takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nowinski's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Maddalena, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Maddalena is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Maddalena focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), he performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Maddalena is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Total Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lata Santhakumar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Lata Santhakumar works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Yuba City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Santhakumar include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Santhakumar attended Madras Medical College for medical school. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Santhakumar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sohini Ray, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Sohini Ray's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Ray honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Ray (or staff) is conversant in Medical Spanish and Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Michael Peppercorn, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
350 Del Norte Avenue
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Peppercorn works as a surgical dermatologist. In Dr. Peppercorn's practice, he is particularly interested in skin issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Peppercorn average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peppercorn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Sclerotherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandra S Veluru, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 B Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Chandra Veluru is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Veluru has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Veluru welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In addition to English, Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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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