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We found 4 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Bedford, TX.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
4351 Booth Calloway Road; Suite 301
North Richland Hills, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Allen specializes in general gynecology and practices in Richland, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), essure, and menopause. He is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Allen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Essure, Contraception, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin John Doody, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1701 Park Place Avenue
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Doody, who practices in Bedford, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Doody a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doody include polyps, female infertility, and fibroids. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doody has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doody (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility, tubal ligation, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, Reproductive Genetics, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, Polyps, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Chan Nackley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1701 Park Place Avenue
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Anna Nackley works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nackley include polyps, reproductive genetics, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Nackley has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Nackley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, Reproductive Genetics, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, Polyps, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1600 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackey attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone ... (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.