We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 3000 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonald obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Carl Lee is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Lee attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Lee 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. Kevin Guy Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nickell's average patient rating is 4.5 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell's hospital/clinic 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, vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Baum's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Baum attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Baum's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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 is a family therapist and pediatric psychologist. Dr. Cousins's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cousins welcomes 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)

Dr. Comfort N Ughanze, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 210
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Comfort Ibe works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ibe is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Well Women Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prenatal Care, Fibroids, Counseling ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe's specialty is adult infectious disease. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gathe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Gathe accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. A. Saleem works as a general internist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Saleem's clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Piña is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piña is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (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 practices general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. She obtained her medical school training at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include urinary tract infection (UTI) and osteomyelitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 Anatomic Pathology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jae Ro is a specialist in anatomic pathology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ro include bladder cancer, male reproductive disorders, and testicular cancer. Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ro honors. Dr. Ro studied medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Ro is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders

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

Specializes in Social Work
58558 Westheimer; Suite 706
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Sondra Kaplan's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kaplan include adoption issues, depression, and infertility. Ms. Kaplan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Adoption ... (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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