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We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near College Station, TX.

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

Dr. Mark English is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. English is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. English has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015; and Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice.

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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 obstetrician and gynecologist in College Station, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Bertsch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bertsch honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Outstanding First Year Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Administrative Chief Resident; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Bertsch 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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and ablation. Dr. Ogunlade is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ogunlade average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogunlade takes. 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Appleton average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Appleton obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her 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 medical specialty is family medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sanchez studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sanchez trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanchez is 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. 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 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. Harrell honors. 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. She has received the following distinctions: 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 is a College Station, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. He has a special interest in vasectomy. 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. Poling graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Poling completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Poling is professionally 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 works as a general OB/GYN in College Station, TX. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is a family practice physician in College Station, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Dr. Steffen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Family Medicine Outstanding Student Award. Dr. Steffen is professionally 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 works as a psychologist in College Station, TX. Dr. Stagner's clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (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 physician who specializes in family medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Srireddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Srireddy is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in College Station, TX, Killeen, TX, and Temple, TX. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Austin, Dr. Kane attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kane is 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.