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We found 26 providers with an interest in sexual health issues near Madison, TN.

Dr. Charles William Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
3443 Dickerson Pike; Suite 160
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Charles Eckstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Nashville, TN. Dr. Eckstein's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), cryotherapy, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, First Health, and more. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Eckstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC), and TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Vasectomy, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Jason Leavitt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 103a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Paul Leavitt works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Leavitt is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leavitt include depression, ear pain, and cysts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Leavitt trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Cameron Branson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 341-c
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Brett Branson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Branson's areas of expertise include the following: essure, sexual dysfunction, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Branson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Pelvic Pain, Sexual Dysfunction, Premenstrual Syndrome, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. John W B Millspaugh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1047 Glenbrook Way; Suite 120
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. John Millspaugh's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Millspaugh include warts, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Warts, Thyroid Problems, Sports Health, Eczema, Dizziness, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Thomas Webb, MD
Specializes in Urology
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 102a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Robert Webb practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Hendersonville, TN and Gallatin, TN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), female urologic disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Webb is affiliated with Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC), TriStar Skyline Medical Center, and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Assurant Health, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Dr. Webb performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Dianne Wyatt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 247c
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Susan Wyatt's medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Wyatt's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, migraine, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. She is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Wyatt performed her residency at ETSU-Bristol Family Practice Residency.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pain, Dizziness, Medication Management, Bronchitis, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corinne Leigh Puzio, MD
Specializes in Urology
3443 Dickerson Pike; Suite 160
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Corinne Puzio, who practices in Springfield, TN, Nashville, TN, and Gallatin, TN, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Puzio accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthCrest Medical Center, Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC), and TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Ureter Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Couret Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
264 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Raul Couret is a Hendersonville, TN physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: depression, sports health, and chronic pain management. Patients rated Dr. Couret highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Swedish Covenant Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Couret speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Habibian, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1210 Briarville Road; Building A
Madison, TN
 

Dr. Sara Habibian is a Madison, TN physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Habibian an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: atrophic vaginitis, colposcopy, and menopause. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Habibian's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Tissue Transfer, Cervicitis, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Urology
107 Glen Oaks Boulevard; Suite 100
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Ramirez works as an urologist. Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramirez include bladder cancer, atrophic vaginitis, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Ramirez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, vasectomy, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Pain, Cystoscopy, Penile Cancer, Sleep Disorders, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen R Cavasin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 221 B
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Helen Cavasin specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Cavasin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among Dr. Cavasin's clinical interests: women's health issues and urinary incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Cavasin is rated highly by her patients. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Contraception, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Walter F Little III, MD
Specializes in Urology
107 Glen Oaks Boulevard; Suite 100
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Walter Little is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Gallatin, TN and Hendersonville, TN. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), female urologic disorders, and endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Assurant Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC), TriStar Skyline Medical Center, and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. John A Stewart, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. John Stewart works as a family medicine practitioner and pathologist in Hendersonville, TN. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Stewart attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Stewart include alcohol abuse, depression, and ear pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Breast Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Louis Link, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2215 Jackson Downs Boulevard
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. John Link is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Link's clinical interests: contraception (birth control), endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and abnormal bleeding. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Link accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Summit Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Abscesses, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse, Ovarian ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Joseph Bonnaire, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
607 W Due West Avenue; Suite 102
Madison, TN
 

Dr. Harry Bonnaire works as a family medicine physician in Madison, TN. Patient ratings for Dr. Bonnaire average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bonnaire's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, migraine, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center. He accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonnaire (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Steier, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 221b
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Jill Steier is a Hendersonville, TN physician who specializes in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steier include cryotherapy, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. She is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. Dr. Steier's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Steier's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Infertility, Sports Health, Cysts, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, ... (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.