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We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Rosalyn Ann Gayle, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2610 N. Alexander Road; Suite 201
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Rosalyn Gayle works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Gayle studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gayle include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), infertility, and ultrasound (sonogram). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gayle is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Ultrasound, Varicose Veins, Premenstrual Syndrome, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Frey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Frey is a general practitioner and general OB/GYN. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and menopause. Dr. Frey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Frey attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Goh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goh is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Feridoon Khoshnejad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301 Garth Road; #303
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Feridoon Khoshnejad's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Khoshnejad's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khoshnejad at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnejad takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roderick Peter Iii Diggs III, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Roderick Diggs is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Baytown, TX and Mansfield, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), robotic surgery, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Dr. Diggs takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Diggs has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr. Smita Massey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Smita Massey practices general internal medicine in Baytown, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. On average, patients gave Dr. Massey a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Massey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (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.