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We found 38 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's area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Pancholy graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pancholy include pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pancholy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Dr. McDonald has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. McDonald has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Joseph Anthony Iii Lucci III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Lucci sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lucci has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, HPV, Cervical Cancer

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

Dr. Karen Delhey specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Delhey is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Delhey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to 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. Subodhsingh Rambabusingh Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subodhsingh Chauhan specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chauhan's areas of expertise include the following: prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Queens Hospital Center, Dr. Chauhan attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chauhan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chauhan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Treatment, Endometriosis, Endoscopy, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Stern practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Dr. Stern's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Stern speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Abdallah's areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Abdallah attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdallah is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice 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. Robert Alan Light, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Light's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Light include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Light completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Light is open to new patients.

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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. Gilad Arie Filmar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gilad Filmar is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. He has a special interest in pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Filmar 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Filmar attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Filmar (or staff) speaks Hebrew. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Botox Injection, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Female Urologic ... (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. Dr. Balat has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Balat include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Allan Robert Katz, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allan Katz works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Katz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Tahseen Hameed Qadeer, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tahseen Qadeer's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Qadeer include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Qadeer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Laser Treatment, Physical Exams, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Slawin sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Slawin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Slawin trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Chundar Tsai, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chundar Tsai is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Tsai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Tsai attended Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Mark Allen Sutton, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Sutton's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sutton's clinical interests: microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sutton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sutton has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hector Castillo works as a general gynecologist in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo's areas of expertise include the following: infertility and laser surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery

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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.