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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's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He practices in Austin, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Breen's clinical interests include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Patients gave Dr. Breen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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 is a family medicine practitioner in Austin, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines) and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Wright's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Wright is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting 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's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS. Patients gave Dr. Barta an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. After attending 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 for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is conversant in French. Dr. Barta is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Barta is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cutler's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, sterilization, and ultrasound (sonogram). She is affiliated with North Clinic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patient ratings for Dr. Cutler average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 practices general gynecology in Cross Roads, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cortez has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menstrual disorders, and uterine problems. She is professionally affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Cortez attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Rita Tsai is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, immunization (preventive vaccines), and HPV (human papillomavirus). Patient reviews placed Dr. Tsai at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tsai has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tsai's practice is open to 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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Silverberg is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Silverberg is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. In his practice, Dr. Vaughn focuses on gynecological problems and infertility. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaughn is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Vaughn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Burger accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Burger's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; she sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her clinical interests include gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Hansard is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hansard accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Propst graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He has a special interest in gynecological problems and infertility. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Propst is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

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

Dr. Marsha McDonough's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. McDonough's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
3201 Us Highway; 380 Suite 201
Cross Roads, TX
 

Dr. Leora Collins, who practices in Cross Roads, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Collins has indicated that her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menstrual disorders, and uterine problems. She is professionally affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Collins graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 Cysts, Uterine Problems

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

Dr. Donald Murphey specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. El Bejjani include HIV/AIDS. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. El Bejjani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. El Bejjani's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for her residency. Dr. El Bejjani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Durairaj attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Her areas of expertise include preventive care, education, and mental health issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Durairaj is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.