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We found 36 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Silver 3800/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

Dr. Apurva Bipin Pancholy, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Pancholy is an urogynecology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pancholy's areas of expertise include the following: pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Pancholy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Anthony Iii Lucci III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Lucci's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Lucci performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, HPV, Cervical Cancer

Dr. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Dr. McDonald accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Karen Ann Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Delhey attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Delhey is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Delhey speaks Spanish. Her professional 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. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Balat has a special interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training 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 and performed 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. In addition to English, Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Balat is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Balat's practice 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. Chundar Tsai, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chundar Tsai's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector Del Del Castillo Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hector Castillo sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Castillo studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His areas of expertise consist of infertility and laser surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. Juan Stern is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stern 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. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah sees patients in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdallah trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Abdallah is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdallah's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Guy Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Nickell completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nickell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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 accepting new patients. Dr. Baum's 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. Robert Alan Light, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Light is an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Light's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Light is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Light attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Light has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Stephen Lapin practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lapin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lapin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lapin's office for an appointment.

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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. Kevin Mark Slawin, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Slawin specializes in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Slawin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Slawin's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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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, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mineo works as an urologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Mineo's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mineo attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Mineo 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. 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewitton include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewitton accepts. Dr. Lewitton attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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)

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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.