We found 26 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He studied medicine at 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. He trained 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 for residency. Dr. Balat's areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Balat's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Karen Delhey is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Delhey speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave Dr. Delhey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delhey takes. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Susan Shi is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Shi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shi trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bart Putterman's medical specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Putterman's areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and ablation. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Putterman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Putterman is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Stern sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stern include cancer. Dr. Stern takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing 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, Dr. Stern attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Stern is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Michael Thomas Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mineo's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mineo is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lewitton's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lewitton's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewitton has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boon graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Transurethral Resection of the ... (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. Ava Erin Manning, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ava Manning works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manning include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and pap test. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manning is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Manning attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Pap Test, Pelvic 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. Stephen Lahn Lapin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lapin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lapin's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Lapin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lapin has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lapin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Richard Alan Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Goldfarb's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then 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. These areas are among Dr. Goldfarb's clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goldfarb's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. David Shu-Cheung Ho, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street.; Suite 1554
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Ho's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of urinary tract infection (UTI), ureteroscopy, and vasectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Ho attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Ureteroscopy, Vasectomy, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Lindsey Kathryn Longerot, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Longerot's specialty is obstetrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Longerot include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), ablation, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Longerot's residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Longerot is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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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