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We found 18 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Plano, TX.

Dr. Muriel Keenze Boreham, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4700 Dexter; Suite 400
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Muriel Boreham's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Boreham studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boreham include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boreham is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Kanth Mootha, MD
Specializes in Urology
2821 E President George Bush H; Suite 305
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Mootha is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Richardson, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mootha include kidney stones, incontinence, and robotic prostatectomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mootha's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Robotic Prostatectomy, Da Vinci Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 270, Pavillion 2
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Fong is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Fong speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fong include gynecological problems, sterilization, and endometrial ablation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Solo. Dr. Fong attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fong is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Young Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Kim is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Plano, TX. She has a special interest in kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Kim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility

Dr. Julie Khanh Vu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3709 West 15th Street; #300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Julie Vu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vu include contraception (birth control), incontinence, and robotic surgery. Dr. Vu has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vu completed residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and the University Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Incontinence, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael Gerard Wierschem, MD
Specializes in Urology
1220 Coit Road; #107
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wierschem is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, incontinence, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Wierschem attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Laser Treatment, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Vairavan Saravanan Subramanian Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
4708 Alliance Boulevard, Pavillion I; Suite 685
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vairavan Subramanian's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Subramanian's clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Subramanian has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayzreen M Roshanravan, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4700 Dexter; Suite 400
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shayzreen Roshanravan is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Plano, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Roshanravan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl Finley Neumann, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1700 Alma Drive; Suite 205
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Karl Neumann practices family therapy and psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neumann include depression, behavior therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2000 N. Central Expressway; Suite 110
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Christy Stammen's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Stammen's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Johanna Sison Sison Limsenben, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Johanna Limsenben works as a pediatrician in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Limsenben has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Limsenben takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Sports Health, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Unexplained Fever, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Murphy Abel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Abel's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Abel's areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Abel has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Unexplained Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Andrew Kotas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kotas is a general pediatrician. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Kotas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kotas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Sports Health, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Allergies, Contraception, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Deborah Mata
Specializes in Counseling
1111 Belt Line Road; Suite 215
Garland, TX
 

Ms. Deborah Mata's specialty is counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Mata accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Ms. Mata is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance ... (Read more)

Thomas P Files
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
3608 Preston Road; Suite 146
Plano, TX
 

Mr. Thomas Files specializes in counseling and addiction therapy and practices in Plano, TX. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna FocusIn, Cigna Gold, and more. Mr. Files has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (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.