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We found 10 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Friendswood, TX.

Dr. Kingsley Ndubueze Asumugha, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
11003 Resource Parkway; Suite 104
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha practices obstetrics in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asumugha honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Asumugha trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Asumugha welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Circumcision, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Arthur Witz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 W Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Craig Witz is an infertility specialist in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and Webster, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Witz include infertility, hysteroscopy, and endometriosis. Dr. Witz is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Witz is open to new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Infertility

Dr. R. Sam Sam Lingamfelter, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
14903 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter specializes in family medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lingamfelter include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lingamfelter is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lingamfelter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Richard Baden, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1505 Winding Way Drive; Suite 210
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Baden sees patients in Friendswood, TX. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Baden graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baden is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen is a reproductive endocrinologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Nurudeen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nurudeen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program.

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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. Asia Mohsin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
341 East Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Asia Mohsin is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Mohsin highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohsin include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohsin takes. Dr. Mohsin graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Mohsin trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mohsin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Hassan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Hassan is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hassan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Hassan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Zenithe Pierre Pierre, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
14903 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zenithe Ware works as an internist and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ware include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and pap test. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ware honors. Dr. Ware's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ware is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive Care, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Harita Nyalakonda, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harita Nyalakonda is an adult infectious disease specialist. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in tropical diseases, osteomyelitis, and travel medicine. Dr. Nyalakonda is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Bone Infection

Hui Ouyang
Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
903 South Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Hui Ouyang practices acupuncture and chiropractic in Friendswood, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ouyang's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Acupressure, Massage, ... (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.