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We found 36 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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Webster, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crochet include infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Crochet attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Crochet's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Patients gave Dr. Coburn an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coburn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Coburn has an open panel.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of 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, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Before performing 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 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 for medical school. He has a special interest in infertility, endometriosis, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Patients gave Dr. Balat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Balat accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carl Lee specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lee 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Chundar Tsai's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Tsai highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks 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 is a general gynecologist. After attending 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 for medical school, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include infertility and laser surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Castillo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery

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 clinical interests encompass cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, 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. He speaks 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. Tahseen Hameed Qadeer, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tahseen Qadeer works as a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qadeer include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and infertility. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Qadeer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Slawin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Slawin's 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. Aurora Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gonzalez is rated highly by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. She is open to 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's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Pinell graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinell include sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pinell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pinell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Harold Irvin Daily, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Daily's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Daily honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, Tubal Ligation

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

Dr. Allan Katz is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Katz is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Katz attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Piegari obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Piegari at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Stephanie Carol Fulton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1740 W 27th Street; 301
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Fulton is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Houston, TX. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island and Franklin Square Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Fulton average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Menstrual Disorders, High Risk Pregnancy

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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.