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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 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 500
Irving, TX
 

Dr. James Carleo is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Carleo's areas of expertise include cervicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and endometriosis. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Carleo (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Carleo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cervicitis, Ectopic Pregnancy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Infertility

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

Dr. Lawrence Alter sees patients in Irving, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alter graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Alter is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. 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. Darshna Somaiya Chandrasekhara, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Darshna Chandrasekhara is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Dr. Chandrasekhara's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. William Smith specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Irving, TX, Keller, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Smith has indicated that his clinical interests 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 201
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Luann Hassan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Irving, TX. Dr. Hassan is especially interested in essure. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure

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

Dr. Juan Martinez is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Dr. Martinez's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez honors. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Rikin Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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.