We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry near Irving, TX.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3501 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 500
Irving, TX
 

Dr. James Carleo works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Carleo attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His areas of expertise include cervicitis, high risk pregnancy, and ectopic pregnancy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carleo offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cervicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Infertility, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawerence Joseph Alter, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 N State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Alter is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Alter include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. On average, patients gave Dr. Alter a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Luann Kay Hassan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 201
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Luann Hassan, who practices in Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in essure. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hassan at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hassan obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Her professional affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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All Interests: Essure

Specializes in Urology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 325
Irving, TX
 

Dr. William Smith is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Las Colinas Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones

Dr. Darshna Somaiya Chandrasekhara, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Darshna Chandrasekhara is an obstetrician. Dr. Chandrasekhara has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: essure, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Chandrasekhara completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez, who practices in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (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.
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