We found 37 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, who practices in Webster, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. Dr. Crochet is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: 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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Dr. Coburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. He 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Balat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balat include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended 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 and then went on to complete 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Balat accepts 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. Michael Joseph Heard, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1305
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Heard's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Heard's clinical interests: obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heard honors. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heard's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hysteroscopy, Laser Treatment, Obesity, High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Subodhsingh R 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 areas of expertise include prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chauhan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then he performed his residency at Queens Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chauhan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Chundar Tsai, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chundar Tsai is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Tsai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Michael John Piegari, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Piegari's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Piegari is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piegari's professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Carl Lee is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 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. His practice 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stern's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stern is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stern trained 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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 works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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. Candice OHern Perfetto, BS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
7400 Fannin Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Candice Perfetto works as a reproductive endocrinologist. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perfetto include infertility. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perfetto accepts. Dr. Perfetto is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Hector Delcastillo is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Delcastillo's clinical interests: infertility and laser surgery. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delcastillo honors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ertug Kovanci practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Houston, TX. Dr. Kovanci's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kovanci graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Alexander Wojciech Pastuszak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Pastuszak works as an urologist. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pastuszak attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Varicocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Surgical Repair, Female Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tahseen Qadeer is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Qadeer a 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Her residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Qadeer's 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 Urology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Slawin is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Slawin is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Slawin include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Slawin graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). 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)

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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.
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