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

Dr. Kevin Doody works as a reproductive endocrinologist. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Doody is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doody (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility

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

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

Dr. Robert Parham is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Parham average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). Dr. Parham is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Parham's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Anna Nackley's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nackley's clinical interests: polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility

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

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

Dr. David Gould is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gould include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and polycystic kidney disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Gould average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gould attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Medical City 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. Donald K Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He has a special interest in bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Murphey's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. His practice 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

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

Dr. Ceres Tiu sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. She has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and cellulitis. Dr. Tiu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tiu (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Tiu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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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 works as a family therapist and counselor in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hardwick include behavior therapy, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Ms. Hardwick accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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