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We found 45 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Jenelle Elizabeth Foote, MD
Specializes in Urology
1924 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jenelle Foote is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Foote's clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and genital warts. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Foote has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Infertility, Tumor, Varicocele, Bladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucius Courtenay Beebe Sr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road; Suite B 1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lucius Beebe specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Beebe completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Circumcision, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. John G Pattaras, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365b Clifton Road Ne; Suite B1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. John Pattaras' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Pattaras trained at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pattaras takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pattaras include: Scholar's Day Research Award, Washington Urologic Society; Scholar's Day Radiology Award, Washington Urologic Society; and Student Award, Hellenic Medical Society. Dr. Pattaras is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Earl Moore Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2764 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Harold Moore is a family medicine physician in Lithonia, GA and Decatur, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include thyroid problems, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Moore accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Distinguished Alumnus Award, Morehouse School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Medication Management, Allergies, Family Planning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Jo Kottke, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Melissa Kottke is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Kottke's practice, she is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), adolescent gynecology, and tubal ligation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kottke takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tubal ligation

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Miscarriages, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Family Planning, Tubal Ligation

Dr. Cheryl Cerella Hilary, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Cherie Hill practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), genital warts, and uterine prolapse. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hill studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hill trained at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Hill has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tubal ligation

All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Miscarriages, Ultrasound, Cervical Dysplasia, Urinary Incontinence, Genital ... (Read more)

Dr. Akanksha Mehta, MD
Specializes in Urology
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Akanksha Mehta is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. She obtained her medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mehta include: Best Scientific Poster, American Urological Association (AUA); Lonnie Russel Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology; and Elisabeth Pickett Research Award, Society of Women in Urology. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mary Segars Dolan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Gynecology
1639 Pierce Drive; Room 4208 Wmb, Emory University Dept. Ob/gyn
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Mary Dolan is a specialist in public health & general preventive medicine and gynecology. She works in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dolan include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and labor and delivery (childbirth). Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolan takes. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Miscarriages, Cervical Dysplasia, Labor and ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Christine Arluck, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
550 Peachtree Street; 9th Floor Mot
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jessica Arluck is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arluck include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), labor and delivery (childbirth), and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arluck accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Miscarriages, Labor and Delivery, Genital Warts, Family Planning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Bronwyn Spencer, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
550 Peachtree Road; Crawford Long Medical Office Tower, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jessica Spencer practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Spencer trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Spencer has received include Top Doctor, Atlanta Magazine; Excellence in Teaching, Reproductive Sciences; and Millipub Club, Emory University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriages, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muta M Issa, MD, MBA
Specializes in Urology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Muta Issa is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Issa trained at Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and transurethral needle ablation (TUNA). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Issa has received the following distinctions: "Star" Award, Presented by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; "World Class - Fifty-Five of the Most Influential Foreign-Born Atlantans, ATLANTA Magazine; and The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Laser Surgery, Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Transurethral ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter T Nieh, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Peter Nieh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nieh attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Nieh include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nieh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Varicocele, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen H Weiss, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Weiss is a general gynecology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Weiss attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth), menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Family Planning, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1220
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thaddeus Chapman is a general gynecology specialist in Atlanta, GA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Labor and Delivery, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
842 North Highland Avenue; Suite 250
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Michael Perry is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Perry an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and biopsy. He is affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Perry attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometrial Ablation, Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. James K Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1924 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Bennett practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Bennett's clinical interests: genital warts, cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bennett attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Bladder Problems, ... (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.