We found 40 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Silver 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 endocrinologist and gynecologist. His clinical interests include infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crochet accepts. Dr. Crochet studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Crochet's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Dr. McDonald has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. McDonald has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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. Michael Coburn, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Coburn specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Coburn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chauhan's areas of expertise include the following: prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Queens Hospital Center, Dr. Chauhan attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chauhan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chauhan has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Dr. Stern's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and 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. In addition to English, Dr. Stern speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. She practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Dr. Balat has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Balat include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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: 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 obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Katz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Qadeer include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Qadeer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Slawin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Slawin trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Tsai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Tsai attended Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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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 in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo's areas of expertise include the following: infertility and laser surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Heard is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Heard include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heard is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He welcomes 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 works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinell include sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient ratings for Dr. Pinell average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pinell attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pinell's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pinell welcomes 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montealegre include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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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.