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
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 350
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Tal works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Tal attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of ablation, adolescent issues, and amenorrhea (missed periods). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tal is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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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. His areas of expertise include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders, infertility

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

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

Dr. Thomas Diaz's area of specialization is family medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: , no-scalpel vasectomy

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

Dr. Joseph Johns' areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Johns's areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Johns attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haddad include infertility. Dr. Haddad is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Haddad attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haddad has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Yeh include infertility. Dr. Yeh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Reporter Award, American Society of Reproductive Medicine; Charles Hammond Research Grant, Duke University; and Appleseed Teaching Award, Duke Medical School. Dr. Yeh's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Nichole Fleming Cole, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 480
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Nichole Cole's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 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. Cole takes. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Sunita Narendra Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21715 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 102
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Gupta is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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Christina Sue Sue
Specializes in Acupuncture
442 Park Grove Drive
Katy, TX
 

Ms. Christina Sue practices acupuncture in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Ms. Sue's areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and migraine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.