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We found 12 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
Washington Hospital Center; Suite 2100 North
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia is an urogynecologist and intensive care specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Iglesia's clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, bladder problems, and fibroids. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iglesia welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Iglesia has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine; Best Doctors in America; and ACOG Mentor of the Year Award.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bandi (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bandi's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, he performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bandi accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's Disease, Urethral Stricture, Robotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Seyed Ghasemian's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. He practices in Washington, DC. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghasemian graduated from The National University of Iran. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Pahlavi University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ghasemian include: Meritorious Achievement Award for Transplantation Services, MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Transplant Fellow Competition, National Kidney Foundation, Washington, D.C.; and Residents Competition for Best Teacher, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.. Dr. Ghasemian (or staff) is conversant in Kurdish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He 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 Urology
2021 K Street Nw; Suite 420
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Venkatesan's practice, he is particularly interested in peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urethral stricture. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Venkatesan's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lotke a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lotke include contraception (birth control) and counseling services. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Lotke attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Family Planning, Counseling Services

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

Dr. Glenn Wortmann works as an adult infectious disease specialist. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wortmann attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wortmann is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. She works in Washington, DC. Dr. Kassaye (or staff) is conversant in Amharic and Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Kassaye focuses on tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kassaye is accepting new patients.

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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 is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine), adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, lung problems, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Woods is affiliated with MedStar Health. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Woods's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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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's specialties are pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barbey-Morel include HIV/AIDS. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barbey-Morel honors. She is a graduate of the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barbey-Morel completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She has a special interest in general care and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Ruiz is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ruiz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Ruiz has an open panel.

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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 and practices in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lai is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatrician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rennert focuses on kidney problems and HIV/AIDS. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rennert honors. After completing medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rennert is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.