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We found 125 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. John Ray Crochet Jr., MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
7400 Fannin Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Crochet is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. His clinical interests include infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crochet accepts. Dr. Crochet studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Crochet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Devanshi T Somaiya, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1221 Mckinney; Suite P300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devanshi Somaiya's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include contraception (birth control), counseling services, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Somaiya is affiliated with The Woman's Hospital of Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Somaiya honors. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Somaiya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Counseling Services, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Mohit Khera, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohit Khera sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khera has a special interest in male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khera honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Khera's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, sexual dysfunction, low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

Dr. Joseph Andrew Salinas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Salinas is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Salinas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Salinas is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Woman's Center and The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: NovaSure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery

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. Felipe Nery Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. Dr. Flores-Sandoval is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders, vasectomy

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

Dr. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is an oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lerner attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lerner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Michael Coburn, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Coburn specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Coburn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed 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: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Circumcision, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Endoscopy, Neuro-Urologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aeneid Chen practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include 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 takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. 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. Anush Sasidharan Pillai, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
424 Hahlo
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anush Pillai practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pillai honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pillai is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pillai trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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. Larry I Lipshultz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Larry Lipshultz is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Lipshultz's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lipshultz is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders, infertility, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (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. Shuai-Chen Shuai-Chen Shi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Shi works as an obstetrician. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Shi's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She 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. Shi's practice is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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)

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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.