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We found 48 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Check near Silver Spring, MD.

Dr. Joanne Boyd Irving, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
4405 E West Highway; Suite 301
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Joanne Irving's specialties are family therapy and psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, infidelity issues, and separation. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Irving is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Rudolph Patrick Savage Jr., PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology, Counseling, Child Psychology, Addiction Therapy
1109 Spring Street; Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Rudolph Savage's specialties are family therapy, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Clinical interests for Dr. Savage include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Walter John Hillabrant VI, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1927 38th Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Walter Hillabrant's area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Hillabrant takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Eileen Frances Buese, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
8608 Ridge Road
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Eileen Buese's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Buese accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Coventry, and Cigna. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stephen J.F. Holland, PsyD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
1729 21st Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stephen Holland practices group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holland include acceptance and commitment therapy, bulimia, and alcohol abuse. He is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Holland has an open panel.

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Dr. David P Fago, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
7307 Baltimore Avenue; Suite 208
College Park, MD
 

Dr. David Fago's specialties are family therapy and child psychology. He speaks German. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Fago honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
12135 David Drive
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Andrea Weiss works as a psychologist in Rockville, MD and Silver Spring, MD. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Weiss accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Cynthia L Post, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
602 Mcneill Road
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Cynthia Post practices psychology in Silver Spring, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Post include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Douglas W Labier, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychoanalysis
5225 Connecticut Av Nw; Suite 214
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Douglas Labier works as a psychologist and psychoanalyst. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labier include depression, infidelity issues, and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Labier accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He has an open panel.

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Suzanne M Goldberg
Specializes in Psychology
2029 Q Street Nw; #2
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Suzanne Goldberg works as a psychologist in Washington, DC. Areas of expertise for Ms. Goldberg include depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Anna Maria R Francis, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5480 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 204
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Anna Francis' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Francis include depression, infertility, and phobias. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Francis's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elaine Joan Klionsky, PhD, JD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
6917 Arlington Road; Suite 223
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Elaine Klionsky's specialties are group therapy, family therapy, and psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and existential psychotherapy. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Klionsky has an open panel.

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Dr. Lawrence I Sank, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
6310 Winston Drive
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Sank works as a psychologist in Bethesda, MD. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Sank welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
4545 42nd Street Nw; Suite 204
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Linda Smith practices psychology. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. She takes several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, MultiPlan, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
2919 Garfield Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sally Bloom-Feshbach specializes in psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Dr. Bloom-Feshbach takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stefanie Celeste Gilbert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4405 E West Highway; Suite 408
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Stefanie Gilbert's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, existential psychotherapy, and gestalt therapy. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Gilbert is accepting new patients.

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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.