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We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah sees patients in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdallah trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Abdallah is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdallah's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Bello is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello accepts. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Samuel Iii Montgomery III, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery's specialty is general gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Montgomery is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Problems, Hysterectomy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Huy Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Huy Nguyen works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include warts, minor surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Warts, Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khanh Ngoc Ngo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8955 Highway 6 N; Suite 120
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Khanh Ngo's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Immunization, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She works in Tomball, TX, Cypress, TX, and Webster, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nurudeen include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nurudeen graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (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.