We found 40 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Gold EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. John Ray Crochet Jr., MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
7400 Fannin Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Crochet is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. His clinical interests encompass infertility. Dr. Crochet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald accepts. Dr. McDonald attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michael Coburn, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Coburn is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coburn's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Coburn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Circumcision, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Endoscopy, Neuro-Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Subodhsingh Rambabusingh Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subodhsingh Chauhan practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chauhan's areas of expertise include the following: prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chauhan's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and a graduate of Queens Hospital Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Treatment, Endometriosis, Endoscopy, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl Edward Lee Ii II, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite; 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carl Lee is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan R Stern, MD
Specializes in Urology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Stern is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Stern is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez practices obstetrics and gynecology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat practices obstetrics and gynecology in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Balat attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Balat takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Balat has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan Robert Katz, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allan Katz works as a general OB/GYN. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Tahseen Hameed Qadeer, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tahseen Qadeer's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Qadeer's areas of expertise include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and infertility. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Qadeer completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Qadeer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Laser Treatment, Physical Exams, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Mark Slawin, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Slawin is an oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Slawin include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Slawin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Slawin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Chundar Tsai, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chundar Tsai is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tsai at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Tsai's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector Del Del Castillo Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hector Castillo works as a general gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include infertility and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Castillo obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Castillo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery

Dr. Michael Joseph Heard, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Pkwy Medical Place One; Suite 1305
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Heard is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Heard average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. Dr. Heard honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Heard attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hysteroscopy, Laser Treatment, Obesity, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Marcial Pinell, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Pinell is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Pinell's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pinell has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pinell is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Gynecological Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Alvaro Ignacio Montealegre, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
925 N Shepard Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Montealegre is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Montealegre attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montealegre honors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (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.