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We found 48 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Lenexa, KS.

Dr. Madhuri Gangasani Gangasani, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Madhuri Reddy's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and vaginal problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Herpes, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha H Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
10600 Quivira Road; Floor 3
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Marty Thomas is a general gynecology specialist. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. Dr. Thomas studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Gynecologic Exams, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Kumar Nangia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
10777 Nall Avenue; Suite 210
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Ajay Nangia's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Nangia (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nangia is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nangia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, infertility, hypogonadism, vasectomy

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle Elizabeth Staecker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Danielle Staecker's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Staecker trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staecker include menopause, adolescent gynecology, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient ratings for Dr. Staecker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staecker takes. Dr. Staecker is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley E Davis, MD
Specializes in Urology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 105
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Davis works as an urologist. In his practice, Dr. Davis focuses on urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Davis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Davis speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Circumcision, Urologic Cancer, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Verda Josephine Hunter-Hicks, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
10600 Quivira Road; Suite 110
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Verda Hicks is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include da vinci surgery. Dr. Hicks takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hicks has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Blood Cancers, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Clinical Trials, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra R Stites, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
10600 Quivira Road; Floor 3
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Sandra Stites' medical specialty is general gynecology. Before completing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Stites attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Stites has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Gynecologic Exams, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Ross Perryman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11401 Nall Avenue; Suite 205
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Perryman is a general OB/GYN. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perryman attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Perryman is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virginia A Campbell, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6511 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Virginia Campbell is a family medicine practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell's clinical interests include cryotherapy, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, erectile dysfunction (impotence), contraception (birth control), gonorrhea, genital herpes, chlamydia

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. John W Calkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Calkins' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Calkins include menopause, colposcopy, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Calkins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), syphilis, gonorrhea, genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Thurmon Thurmon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shreya S Shivathirthan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8550 Marshall Drive; Suite 220 Administration
Lenexa, KS
 

Dr. Shreya Shivathirthan specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shivathirthan average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes management and contraception (birth control). Dr. Shivathirthan is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Shivathirthan graduated from Mysore Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Contraception

Dr. Renee M Belieu, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
10600 Quivira Road; Floor 3
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Renee Belieu specializes in general gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Belieu takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Truman Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Gynecologic Exams, Pap Test, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurie Dawn Fisher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 410
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Laurie Fisher's areas of specialization are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and adolescent issues. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Fisher takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Fisher has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Audiometry ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann K Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 410
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Ann Smith's areas of specialization are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Overland Park, KS. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and acne. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HIV/AIDS, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Audiometry Test, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 105
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. W. Johnson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Johnson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones

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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.