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.

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

Dr. Anna Nackley practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In addition to English, Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Nackley's areas of expertise include the following: polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Nackley graduated from Albany Medical College. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility

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

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

Dr. Kevin Doody is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Doody is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. The average patient rating for Dr. Doody is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doody takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Doody (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Doody is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility

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

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
2900 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). Dr. Parham is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, premature ejaculation

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Gould practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Gould's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and polycystic kidney disease. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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

Dr. Ceres Tiu is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and cellulitis. Dr. Tiu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tiu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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

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

Dr. Donald K Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphey accepts. Dr. Murphey attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Ms. Jane Hardwick specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hardwick include behavior therapy, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Ms. Hardwick accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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.
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