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We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna HSA near Houston, TX.

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. Dr. McDonald's areas of expertise include the following: 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, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. McDonald attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McDonald is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Carl Edward Lee Ii II, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite; 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carl Lee is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee takes 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, 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nickell 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nickell's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nickell has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Baum is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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' areas of specialization are family therapy and child psychology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Cousins include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Cousins average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cousins honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cousins's office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe's specialty is adult infectious disease. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gathe is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gathe has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gathe has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is an internist and adult pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Saleem is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleem's clinical interests 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. Dr. Saleem 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 his 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. Jiejian Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; #1710
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jiejian Lin's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Her clinical interests encompass urinary tract infection (UTI) and osteomyelitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lin graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Ms. Sondra Kaplan specializes in social work and practices in Houston, TX. Ms. Kaplan's areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and infertility. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Jae Ro is an anatomic pathologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male reproductive disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Ro accepts Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and more. He graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Ro is 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)

Asma Rehman
Specializes in Counseling
2000 North Loop West; Suite 210
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Asma Rehman's area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold. Ms. Rehman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Employee ... (Read more)

Michael G Devoll, MEd
Specializes in Counseling
1901 Morse Street
Houston, TX
 

Mr. Michael Devoll's specialty is counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Devoll include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and career counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (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.