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We found 36 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 reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Webster, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crochet include infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Crochet attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Michael Coburn's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Coburn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coburn takes. Dr. Coburn attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to 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. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. McDonald's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. McDonald average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. McDonald attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McDonald is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Balat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Balat has a special interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Chundar Tsai practices obstetrics and gynecology in Houston, TX. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tsai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include infertility and laser surgery. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is a graduate of 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 a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Carl Edward Lee Ii II, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite; 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carl Lee is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes 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 works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Stern obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stern 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. Kevin Mark Slawin, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Slawin is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Slawin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Slawin's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to 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. Aurora Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez practices obstetrics and gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Phillip Pinell is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Pinell focuses on sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Pinell's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pinell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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 in Houston, TX. Dr. Katz's professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. He 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. Michael John Piegari, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Piegari is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Piegari average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piegari honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Piegari speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tahseen Qadeer is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Qadeer at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Qadeer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. Dr. Heard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Heard has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alvaro Montealegre practices obstetrics and gynecology in Houston, TX. After attending Autonomous University of Central America for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Montealegre takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.