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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near College Station, TX.

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

Dr. Iyabode Ogunlade's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ogunlade's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and ablation. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ogunlade 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), sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (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 and practices in College Station, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. English graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at JPS Health Network for his residency. Dr. English has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015; and Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a general OB/GYN. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Bertsch studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her professional training, Dr. Bertsch completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bertsch honors. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Margaret Appleton, who practices in College Station, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Appleton average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Appleton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Appleton is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Matthew Poling's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Poling is conversant in Medical Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Poling include vasectomy. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Poling takes 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: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy

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

Dr. Amy Harrell's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Harrell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Harrell average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Harrell has received include American Urogynecologic Society Eli Lily Scholar and Merck Award.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Sheila Bonds is a College Station, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. For her professional training, Dr. Bonds completed a residency program at the University Health System. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Steffen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. She has received the following distinction: Family Medicine Outstanding Student Award. Dr. Steffen is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices psychology in College Station, TX. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Dr. Stagner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Javier Kane practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Kane takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Austin for residency. His distinctions 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. Dr. Kane speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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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.