We found 13 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald accepts. Dr. McDonald attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He 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 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. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nickell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nickell completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell is professionally affiliated with 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, 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Baum 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, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes 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' areas of specialization are family therapy and child psychology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Cousins's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He 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)

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

Dr. Comfort Ibe is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Ibe attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ibe's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe specializes in adult infectious disease. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gathe's professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gathe is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He 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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saleem accepts. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Pina is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pina is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jiejian Lin practices adult infectious disease in Houston, TX. She is especially interested in urinary tract infection (UTI) and osteomyelitis. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. She honors 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 Anatomic Pathology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jae Ro's medical specialty is anatomic pathology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male reproductive disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Ro accepts Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. He 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)

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

Ms. Sondra Kaplan works as a social worker. Her clinical interests 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, in addition to 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)

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

Mr. Michael Devoll works as a counselor in Houston, TX. Mr. Devoll's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and career counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.