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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Webster, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crochet include infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Crochet attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Crochet's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Mohit Khera is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Khera's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Khera graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

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

Dr. Apurva Pancholy's area of specialization is urogynecology. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Pancholy's training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pancholy include pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lerner's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lerner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lerner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Devanshi Somaiya is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Somaiya's areas of expertise include contraception (birth control), counseling services, and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Somaiya honors. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Somaiya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Somaiya (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Counseling Services, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Michael Coburn works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Patients gave Dr. Coburn an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coburn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Coburn has an open panel.

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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 practices gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Lucci attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Lucci has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Joseph Andrew Salinas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Salinas practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Salinas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Woman's Center and The Woman's Hospital of Texas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Salinas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: NovaSure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Robert McDonald practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. McDonald average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Delhey is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Delhey attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Delhey has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Delhey's hospital/clinic 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. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and ablation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Contraception, Valvuloplasty, Minor Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flores-Sandoval takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Before performing 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 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 for medical school. He has a special interest in infertility, endometriosis, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Patients gave Dr. Balat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Balat accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl Edward Lee Ii II, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite; 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carl Lee specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Premenstrual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Lipshultz, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lipshultz studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lipshultz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lipshultz is open to 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. Chundar Tsai, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chundar Tsai's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Tsai highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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