We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 3000 near Houston, TX.

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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. Kevin G Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell works as an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Nickell's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Owen Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum is an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Baum graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baum trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter C Cousins, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 596
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Cousins' areas of specialization are family therapy and child psychology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Cousins honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gathe is especially interested in HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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 completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gathe has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gathe speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Saleem's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Saleem's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jiejian Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; #1710
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jiejian Lin is an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: urinary tract infection (UTI) and osteomyelitis. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Consultation, HIV/AIDS, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Jae Yun Ro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pathology
6565 Fannin Street; Ms205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jae Ro's area of specialization is pathology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male reproductive disorders, and testicular cancer. Dr. Ro is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Male Reproductive ... (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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