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We found 120 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 specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Webster, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crochet include infertility. Dr. Crochet is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Crochet has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khera's areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Khera completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Seth Lerner is an oncologist and urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lerner obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Somaiya has a special interest in contraception (birth control), counseling services, and laparoscopic surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Somaiya is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Somaiya completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Somaiya (or staff) speaks 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coburn honors. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coburn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coburn's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Joseph Salinas is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Salinas graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Salinas is professionally 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. 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. Felipe Nery Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Flores-Sandoval is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flores-Sandoval's clinical interests include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Flores-Sandoval 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. 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. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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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. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pillai include diabetes, pap test, and contraception (birth control). He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Pillai is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gilad Filmar specializes in urogynecology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and female urologic disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Filmar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to 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 interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cystocele, Female Urologic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (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. Larry I Lipshultz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Larry Lipshultz is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lipshultz at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lipshultz attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He 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)

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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.