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We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Paul Arthur Hatcher Sr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1932 Alcoa Highway; Suite 475 Building C
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Paul Hatcher's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Hatcher performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hatcher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society; Cornell College Scholar; and Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikki B Zite, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite 300
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Nikki Zite is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zite include contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Family Planning

Dr. Terry Molnar, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
108 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Terry Molnar is a family therapist and child psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Molnar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
4877 Chambliss Avenue
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Angela Masini practices psychology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Magellan Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masini takes. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
108 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Shana Hamilton-Lockwood works as a psychologist and counselor. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Transgender Issues, Women's Health Issues, Couples Therapy, ... (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.