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We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Irving, TX.

Dr. James Paul Carleo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3501 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 500
Irving, TX
 

Dr. James Carleo works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Carleo include cervicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and endometriosis. Dr. Carleo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Carleo (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Dr. Carleo welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alter is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Alter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. 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's specialty is obstetrics. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Chandrasekhara's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandrasekhara accepts. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Luann Hassan's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hassan's clinical interests include essure. She is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hassan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure

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Specializes in Urology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Bloom is an urologist in Irving, TX. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), laparoscopic surgery, and vasectomy. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bloom is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Surgery

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

Dr. Juan Martinez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. His 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: 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Carlos Chapa, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
Valley Ranch Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic; 9901 Valley Ranch Parkway East #1000
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Chapa's specialty is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. Dr. Chapa is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue ... (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.