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We found 15 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Gold 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tal's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, adolescent issues, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Tal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Matthew James Isom, MD, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
23000 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Isom works as an obstetrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Isom include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Isom performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isom is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Diaz's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Diaz is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Kim is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders, infertility

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

Dr. Selina Lin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 440
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Selina Lin is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dr. Joseph Johns is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Johns is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Johns takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. Torri-Janet Trice Pierce, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 470
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Torri-Ja'net Pierce, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Pierce is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierce is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pierce is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson's area of specialization is general gynecology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Christopherson's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christopherson accepts. Dr. Christopherson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Bone Density Test, ... (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. 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. Dr. Haddad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haddad has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Armando Jose Jarquin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21312 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Armando Jarquin works as a family practice physician. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jarquin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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

Dr. Nichole Cole is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Cole an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Carson Tan Lo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Carson Lo, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Lo average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lo's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tropical diseases, and bursitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Makati Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lo attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Sinusitis, Lyme Disease, Wounds, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Linda Yancey practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Yancey's areas of expertise consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Yancey attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Skin Infection, Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Soft Tissue Problems, Lyme Disease, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sunita Gupta works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Gupta attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Christina Sue works as an acupuncturist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Sue include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and migraine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Acupressure, Massage, Common Cold, Cupping, ... (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.