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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Katy, TX.

Dr. Jacob Tal, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Frwy., Suite 460; Medical Plaza I
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Tal's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tal include ablation, adolescent issues, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Tal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tal attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Laser Surgery, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Guerra Diaz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 345
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Diaz sees patients in Katy, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Diaz a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , no-scalpel vasectomy

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Dr. Jonathan Taesung Kim, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kim's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Reproductive Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Bram Johns, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 510
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Johns is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Johns at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johns include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Johns's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghassan Fouad Haddad, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ghassan Haddad specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Haddad has a special interest in infertility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haddad honors. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Haddad completed a residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Haddad has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Jason Samuel Yeh, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jason Yeh's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yeh include infertility. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Yeh's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Resident Reporter Award, American Society of Reproductive Medicine; Charles Hammond Research Grant, Duke University; and Appleseed Teaching Award, Duke Medical School.

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All Interests: Infertility

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 480
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Nichole Cole specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cole is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Menstrual Disorders, Pelvic Pain, Premenstrual Syndrome

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21715 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 102
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Gupta specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Gupta attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta accepts. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gupta's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

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Christina Sue Esthetician Certificate of Laser
Specializes in Acupuncture
442 Park Grove Drive
Katy, TX
 

Ms. Christina Sue's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Sue include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and migraine. Ms. Sue accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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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.