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We found 29 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Karen Ann Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Delhey is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Delhey attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Delhey has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Delhey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stents, Kidney Problems, Ureteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and ablation. 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. He speaks Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Contraception, Valvuloplasty, Minor Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Balat attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He has a special interest in infertility, endometriosis, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Patients gave Dr. Balat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Balat accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Labib Attia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Attia practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Attia include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Attia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shuai-Chen Shuai-Chen Shi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Shi's medical specialty is obstetrics. These areas are among Dr. Shi's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shi attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Test, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ablation, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan R Stern, MD
Specializes in Urology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Stern's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stern's clinical interests encompass cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stern is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (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. Areas of expertise 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. Dr. Nickell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). 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 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's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Timothy Nial Hickman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Hickman is an infertility specialist in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hickman's practice, he is particularly interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hickman studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Hickman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

Dr. Stephen Lahn Lapin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lapin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lapin's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lapin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), male reproductive disorders, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bart David Putterman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bart Putterman works as an obstetrician. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putterman include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Putterman is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Putterman is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Putterman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mineo graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mineo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lewitton, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lewitton works as an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewitton include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lewitton is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lewitton attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Reynolds Boon, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Boon's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Boon average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon's areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Boon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Goldfarb's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goldfarb's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Resection of ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurie Jane McKenzie, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laurie McKenzie is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. McKenzie focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and gynecologic surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenzie attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases, Endometriosis, ... (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.