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We found 15 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near College Station, TX.

Dr. Michael Abraham Allon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
1602 Rock Prairie Road; Suite 400
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Michael Allon is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. Dr. Allon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Allon's areas of expertise include the following: pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Allon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Cyst Removal, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Hysteroscopy, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Wayne English, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Mark English specializes in family medicine. Dr. English honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. English attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. English include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015; and Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Sports Health, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Ingrown Toenails, Obesity, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Marie Bertsch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 University Drive, East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Bertsch is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bertsch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Bertsch attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Bertsch has received the following distinctions: Outstanding First Year Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Administrative Chief Resident; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Iyabode Abiodun Munira Ogunlade, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4421 Hwy 6 South; Suite 100
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Iyabode Ogunlade is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Houston, TX and College Station, TX. Her areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and ablation. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ogunlade accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ogunlade is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Page Appleton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Margaret Appleton is a general OB/GYN. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Appleton performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jorge Edwardo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
748 N. Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Sanchez's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Biopsy, Ingrown Toenails, Laryngoscopy, Skin Issues, Sports Injuries, Joint Injections

Dr. Amy Louise Harrell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Amy Harrell specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in College Station, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrell takes. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Her distinctions include: American Urogynecologic Society Eli Lily Scholar and Merck Award. Dr. Harrell is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Matthew Clark Poling, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Poling works as a family medicine physician in College Station, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Poling include vasectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Poling speaks Medical Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy

Dr. Sheila H Bonds, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Bonds is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Bonds studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at the University Health System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Lauren Renee Steffen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Steffen's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Steffen is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver's residency program. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Family Medicine Outstanding Student Award.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Chronic Illness, Joint Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Huntting Stagner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
408 Tarrow Street
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Brian Stagner is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Dr. Stagner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
4444 Carter Creek Parkway; Suite 204
Bryan, TX
 

Dr. Roy Luepnitz practices psychology and counseling in Bryan, TX. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Luepnitz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asritha Srireddy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 University Drive East; Entrance 16, Second Floor, Desk S, Side B
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Asritha Srireddy is a family medicine practitioner in College Station, TX. Dr. Srireddy's residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Srireddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Srireddy is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrocardiogram, Outpatient Care, Pap Test, Ingrown Toenails, Intrauterine Device, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier R Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Javier Kane is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kane is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Austin's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Clinical Improvement Award, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence, The University of Texas Health Science Center; and Texas Champion in End of Life Care Award, Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care. In addition to English, Dr. Kane speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Diana Jane Roderick, MEd
Specializes in Counseling
1701 Southwest Parkway; Suite 201
College Station, TX
 

Ms. Diana Roderick is a counselor. Her areas of expertise include behavior therapy, christian counseling, and caregiver issues. Ms. Roderick honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, Neglect, ... (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.