We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Parham include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Parham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Kevin John Doody, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Doody's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Doody (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Doody include polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Doody is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doody has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Reproductive Genetics, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Chan Nackley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Anna Nackley is an infertility specialist in Bedford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nackley's areas of expertise include polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nackley takes. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Nackley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Nackley is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Reproductive Genetics, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Gould works as an urologist. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Gould is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Murphey is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Dr. Ceres Tan Tiu, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ceres Tiu is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Tiu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tiu include cellulitis. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tiu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cellulitis, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Jane Walker Hardwick
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
Suite 156, Office 1; 2701 W. Berry
Fort Worth, TX
 

Ms. Jane Hardwick is a family therapist and counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavior therapy, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Mindfulness, Premarital Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, ... (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.