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We found 24 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Delhey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Delhey graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Delhey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Dr. Chen is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is conversant in Taiwanese.

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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)

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

Dr. Isam Balat is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Balat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Balat has a special interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Before completing 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 medical school 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Susan Shi is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Shi is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Shi attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Juan Stern works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Stern obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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 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. Stephen Lahn Lapin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lapin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lapin trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lapin include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lapin takes. Dr. Lapin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lapin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is obstetrics. His areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and ablation. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Putterman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Putterman trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michael Thomas Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mineo include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Mineo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, and more. Dr. Mineo is accepting 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewitton takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lewitton attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lewitton has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon's areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boon's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Boon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Ava Erin Manning, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ava Manning works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Manning's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and pap test. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manning has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Ho is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include urinary tract infection (UTI), ureteroscopy, and vasectomy. Dr. Ho is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho's 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 is a specialist in obstetrics. Before completing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Longerot attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), ablation, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Longerot's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Longerot's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She 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.