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 is a specialist in urogynecology and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among her clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, bladder problems, and fibroids. Dr. Iglesia is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Iglesia is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine; Best Doctors in America; and ACOG Mentor of the Year Award. 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
2021 K Street Nw; Suite 420
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Krishnan Venkatesan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkatesan include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urethral stricture. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Venkatesan is professionally 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

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

Dr. Gaurav Bandi is an urologist. Dr. Bandi graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. His residency was performed at Detroit Receiving Hospital. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). The average patient rating for Dr. Bandi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bandi (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bandi's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, Transplant Surgery
110 Irving Street; Room 3-b 19
Nw, DC
 

Dr. Seyed Ghasemian's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. Dr. Ghasemian (or staff) is conversant in Kurdish and Persian. Dr. Ghasemian's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Ghasemian completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Pahlavi University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghasemian takes. Dr. Ghasemian is open to 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, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her clinical interests encompass pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians. Dr. Parker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lotke's clinical interests encompass contraception (birth control) and counseling services. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lotke is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Her practice is open to 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 specializes in general practice and adult infectious disease. Dr. Wortmann attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wortmann's practice 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 works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist and adult infectious disease specialist in Washington, DC. Dr. Kassaye is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kassaye (or staff) speaks Amharic and Spanish. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, 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, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. In her practice, she is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Barbey-Morel is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Barbey-Morel attended the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: 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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine), adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology and practices in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Woods is affiliated with MedStar Health. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Woods completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Maria Ruiz's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Ruiz's areas of clinical interest consist of general care and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Ruiz completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Ruiz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Washington, DC. His clinical interests include heart transplant, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Lai is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rennert include kidney problems and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Rennert is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rennert is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rennert completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. He speaks German.

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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.