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We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Medicare near Washington, DC.

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Specializes in Urogynecology, Critical Care
1133 21st Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia's areas of specialization are urogynecology and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Iglesia include sexual dysfunction, bladder problems, and fibroids. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Iglesia graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received distinctions including Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine; Best Doctors in America; and ACOG Mentor of the Year Award. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Bladder Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Problems, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw 4phc
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Gaurav Bandi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bandi is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bandi include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Bandi takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, he performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Bandi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: MRI, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cryotherapy, Biopsy, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
2021 K Street Nw; Suite 420
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Venkatesan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urethral stricture. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Venkatesan trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Procedures, Peyronie's Disease, Urethral Stricture

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Reza Reza Ghasemian, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
110 Irving Street; Room 3-b 19
Nw, DC
 

Dr. Seyed Ghasemian is an urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery specialist in Washington, DC. He attended The National University of Iran for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Pahlavi University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghasemian include diabetes, bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Ghasemian has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghasemian (or staff) speaks Kurdish and Persian. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ghasemian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sara Parker's areas of specialization are surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Parker's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Parker's training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
106 Irving Street Nw; Physician Office Building Suite 4700 North Tower
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Pamela Lotke is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lotke is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include contraception (birth control) and counseling services. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lotke speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Lotke is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Family Planning, Counseling Services

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Infectious Disease
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2a38b
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Glenn Wortmann's medical specialty is general practice and adult infectious disease. In his practice, Dr. Wortmann focuses on HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wortmann honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Adult Infectious Disease
1220 12th Street Se; Suite 120
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Seble Kassaye is a pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease specialist. Before performing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Kassaye attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kassaye's areas of expertise include tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kassaye (or staff) speaks the following languages: Amharic and Spanish. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kassaye's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Washington Hospital Center; Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Christian Woods sees patients in Washington, DC. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine), adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Woods focuses on intensive care, lung problems, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Woods takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Woods attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Woods is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Charlotte L Barbey Morel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Adult Infectious Disease
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Charlotte Barbey-Morel is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and adult infectious disease specialist in Washington, DC. Clinical interests for Dr. Barbey-Morel include HIV/AIDS. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Barbey-Morel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Barbey-Morel's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
110 Irving Street Nw; Room 2a 56
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Maria Ruiz is an adult infectious disease specialist in Washington, DC. Dr. Ruiz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is especially interested in general care and HIV/AIDS. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Ruiz accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 1a50b
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leon Lai specializes in adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include heart transplant, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lai completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lai is affiliated with MedStar Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Heart Transplant, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics 2phc; Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics 2phc
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Wolfgang Rennert practices general pediatrics. He has a special interest in kidney problems and HIV/AIDS. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rennert honors. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rennert speaks German. Dr. Rennert is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Kidney Problems

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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.