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We found 22 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Birmingham, MI.

Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. He is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sircus include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Sircus has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sircus honors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherryl Denese Hinton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
31100 Telegraph Road; Suite 240
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Sherryl Hinton's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Hinton's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and essure. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hinton's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor ... (Read more)

Dr. Ebonie Ziarre Harris, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
29877 South Telegraph Road; Suite 210
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Ebonie Harris is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Harris attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Providence Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Alan Benson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Berkley, MI
 

Dr. Paul Benson specializes in family medicine and practices in Berkley, MI. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and HIV/AIDS. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Benson takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Benson is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, HIV/AIDS, X-Rays

Dr. Lisa Lynn Cardwell, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
27209 Lahser; #220
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lisa Cardwell, who practices in Southfield, MI, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardwell include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and essure. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardwell takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Dr. Korial Jerjies Atty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
29425 Northwestern Highway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Korial Atty works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Southfield, MI. He studied medicine at Assiut University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Atty's areas of expertise include gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and colposcopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atty takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Atty (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hassan Amirikia, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
29877 Telegraph Road; Suite 302, Farmbrook Medical Building
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Hassan Amirikia specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amirikia include gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and colposcopy. Cofinity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amirikia accepts. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Amirikia is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Osteoporosis, Contraception, Vulvovaginal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Dillon Fabick, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
640 N Old Woodward; Suite 201
Birmingham, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Fabick practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fabick include depression, infertility, and grief. Dr. Fabick honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, infertility

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Flewelling, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
2011 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. Robert Flewelling's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, infertility, and education consultation. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flewelling (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Serbian, and Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2550 S. Telegraph Road; Suite 240
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Dr. Richard Traitel's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Traitel include depression, behavior therapy, and grief. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Traitel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Plopa, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4655 Pickering Rd. (200 Diversion, #10a; Rochester Hills 48301)
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Dr. Patricia Plopa specializes in psychology. Dr. Plopa's clinical interests include depression, infertility, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
31000 Telegraph Road; Suite 130
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Valorie Cheyne works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Cheyne honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Aetna. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Feminist Therapy, Education, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
36880 Woodward Avenue; Suite 205
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Dr. Susan Leitman's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Leitman include depression, life transitions, and infertility. Dr. Leitman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, Pregnancy, Life ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
29260 Franklin Road; #114
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Linda Golumbia specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golumbia include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and United Healthcare insurance. Dr. Golumbia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
217 Knowles Street
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. Carol Stratman practices psychology in Royal Oak, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Stratman include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan J Darlington-Elwert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
7087 Lindenmere Court
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Dr. Susan Darlington-Elwert works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Darlington-Elwert is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Darlington-Elwert's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, ... (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.