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We found 11 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. In Dr. McDonald's practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. McDonald trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He 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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Lee has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Lee is accepting 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. Kevin Guy Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nickell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nickell 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 distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His 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, 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 in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baum takes. He 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 practices family therapy and child psychology in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Cousins's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cousins's 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)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Gathe studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Gathe average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Ms. Sondra Kaplan's specialty is social work. Ms. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and infertility. 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.

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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 a medical specialist in anatomic pathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ro include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and male reproductive disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold. Dr. Ro 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, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Male ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Asma Rehman practices counseling. These areas are among Ms. Rehman's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices counseling. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and career counseling. Mr. Devoll is in-network 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.