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We found 4 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Burleson, TX.

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
Texas Center for Urology
Burleson, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham sees patients in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Parham's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parham include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parham honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Parham's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. David Randall Rittenhouse, DO
Specializes in Urology
11797 S Freeway; Suite 226
Burleson, TX
 

Dr. David Rittenhouse is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Rittenhouse's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Rittenhouse is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Rittenhouse attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rittenhouse's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rittenhouse has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, premature ejaculation

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Everett Young, MD, DO
Specializes in Urology
11797 S Freeway; Suite 226
Burleson, TX
 

Dr. Todd Young specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital and Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Dr. Young attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenton Kumar Murthy, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 South Freeway; Suite 207
Burleson, TX
 

Dr. Kenton Murthy's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthy include warts, depression, and cyst removal. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cyst Removal, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Eczema, Men's Health 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.