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We found 10 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Yuba City, CA.

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

Dr. Richard Maddalena practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Yuba City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maddalena include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maddalena accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He trained at Hurley Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Maddalena is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Maddalena's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility

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

Dr. Harpreet Toor Toor Bains, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1590 Poole Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Harpreet Bains practices family medicine in Yuba City, CA. In her practice, Dr. Bains focuses on general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at J.J.M. Medical College. Dr. Bains trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for her residency. Dr. Bains (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aparna Kareti, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Kareti focuses on women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara University, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

Dr. Yolanda K Cheng, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Yolanda Cheng specializes in family medicine. Dr. Cheng's clinical interests encompass general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, Dr. Cheng attended the University of Medicine, Yangon for medical school. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Burmese and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stanley Nowinski's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Nowinski's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Nowinski focuses on women's health issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Nowinski attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Bernardino County Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Nowinski has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lata Santhakumar specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Yuba City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santhakumar include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santhakumar's office for an appointment. She attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility

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

Dr. Jenny Thi Tran, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Hanh Tran is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tran has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tran's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sohini Ray is a general OB/GYN. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Ray attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ray (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Ray is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Robert Peppercorn practices surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Peppercorn is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include skin issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Peppercorn attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Veluru accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Veluru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Veluru's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, ... (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.