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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
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham works as an urologist in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Parham's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Parham 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, 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 medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Doody include polyps, female infertility, and fibroids. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doody (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility, tubal ligation, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, Reproductive Genetics, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, Polyps, Surgical ... (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 a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Bedford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nackley include polyps, female infertility, and fibroids. Dr. Nackley 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 HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nackley accepts. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility, tubal ligation, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

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

Dr. David Gould's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gould is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gould include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and polycystic kidney disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gould is professionally 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. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Tiu (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She has a special interest in cellulitis. Dr. Tiu is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tiu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Hardwick include 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, 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.