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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Garland, TX.

Dr. Julie Khanh Vu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
601 Clara Barton Boulevard; Suite 160
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Julie Vu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Vu's clinical interests: contraception (birth control), incontinence, and robotic surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vu completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and the University Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Incontinence, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Margarita R Hollingsworth, MD
Specializes in Urology
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Margarita Kressin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kressin's areas of clinical interest consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), surgical procedures, and penile implant. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kressin trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Penile Implant

Dr. James Edward Schermerhorn, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
1151 N Buckner; #206
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Schermerhorn's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Schermerhorn has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schermerhorn include vaginal atrophy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Schermerhorn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Female Incontinence, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
777 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 305
Garland, TX
 

Dr. James Quinn's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Quinn's clinical interests: depression, psychopharmacology, and phobias. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Sleep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Holder sees patients in Garland, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and contraception (birth control). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Holder studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bronchitis, Contraception, Joint Pain, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jairo Rafael Olivares, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Jairo Olivares works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olivares include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Olivares is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Olivares accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Anne Garner, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3310 Broadway Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Garner is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Garner's clinical interests: port-wine stains, acne, and hemangioma. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Garner completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garner's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Presidential Citation American Academy of Dermatology; and President Texas Dermatological Society.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Warts, Atopic Dermatitis, Herpes, Birthmark, Hair Loss, Keloids, Mycosis Fungoides, Molluscum ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton Boulevard, Suite 250; Baylor Medical Plaza Iv
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Gupta attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Reddy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2241 Peggy Lane; Suite E
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Claire Brenner is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brenner include travel medicine, wounds, and HIV/AIDS. The average patient rating for Dr. Brenner is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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, Dr. Brenner speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Wounds, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Vimon Seriburi specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Plano, TX, Garland, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Seriburi has a special interest in wounds and HIV/AIDS. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Seriburi is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Wounds, HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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.