We found 20 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Austin, TX.

Dr. Michael Timothy Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 East 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen is a family medicine physician and general obstetrician and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Breen graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Breen trained at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Bleeding, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Philip Wright, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1313 Red River; Suite 100, University Medical Center Brackenridge Physician Office .
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Wright specializes in family medicine and practices in Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines) and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Wright has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wright is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Wright's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Immunization, Skin Issues, Hepatitis C, Biopsy, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Adam Paul Barta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1313 Red River; Suite 100, University Medical Center Brackenridge Physician Office .
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Barta practices family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Barta has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Barta is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Wendy Cutler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Cutler's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Cutler speaks Mandarin. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery, sterilization, and ultrasound (sonogram). She is affiliated with North Clinic. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Cutler's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, Contraception, Family Planning, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Olga Leticia Cortez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3201 Us Highway; 380 Suite 201
Cross Roads, TX
 

Dr. Olga Cortez sees patients in Cross Roads, TX. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menstrual disorders, and uterine problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cortez honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Cortez speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ovarian Cyst, Uterine Problems

Dr. Rita Tsai, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 E 12th Street; Suite 304
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rita Tsai, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsai has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, immunization (preventive vaccines), and HPV (human papillomavirus). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Tsai graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Teaching, Immunization, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, HPV, Endometrial Ablation, Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaylen Mark Silverberg, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6500 N. Mopac; Suite 1200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kaylen Silverberg's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. His areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Silverberg is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Silverberg has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Natalie Zlatica Burger, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6500 North Mopac; Building 1, Suite 1200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Natalie Burger is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Burger focuses on gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Burger is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burger is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Thomas Claude Vaughn, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6500 North Mopac; Building I, Suite 1200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Vaughn's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Vaughn is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vaughn is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Lisa Joy Hansard, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6500 North Mopac; Building I, Suite 1200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Hansard is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hansard include gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Hansard is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hansard is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Anthony Mark Propst, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6500 N Mopac; Building I Suite 1200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Propst specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Lackland AFB, TX, Austin, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He is especially interested in gynecological problems and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Propst is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Propst honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Leora Cavazos Collins, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3201 Us Highway; 380 Suite 201
Cross Roads, TX
 

Dr. Leora Collins specializes in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menstrual disorders, and uterine problems. Her professional affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. Dr. Collins accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Collins attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Methodist Health System for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ovarian Cyst, Uterine Problems

Dr. Marsha Laye McDonough, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
808 W 34th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marsha McDonough is a psychologist in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonough include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. McDonough's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Murphey is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Dr. Dalia Elias El Bejjani, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dalia El Bejjani is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. El Bejjani attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In her practice, Dr. El Bejjani focuses on HIV/AIDS. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El Bejjani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. El Bejjani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Heart Problems, Hepatitis C, Endocarditis, HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Sonia S Durairaj, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
313 E. 12th Street; First, Floor, Trinity Professional Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Durairaj's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include preventive care, education, and mental health issues. Dr. Durairaj takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Durairaj is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Education, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health Issues

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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.