We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Lucas Jacomides, MD
Specializes in Urology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Lucas Jacomides sees patients in Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jacomides attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jacomides (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose F Pliego, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Pliego is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Pliego is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pliego include: Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012, 2009-2010, 2005-2006, 2003-2004; Outstanding Clinical Faculty in OB/GYN, Texas A&M College of Medicine, 2004, 1997, 1996; and Elected to the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Council. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Joy Hansard, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
16040 Park Valley Drive; Building 1 Suite 201
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Hansard is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Hansard honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hansard graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Nathaniel M Polnaszek, MD
Specializes in Urology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Nathaniel Polnaszek is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polnaszek honors. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Polnaszek completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the distinction of Resident Laparoscopy and Endourology Resident Excellence Award. Dr. Polnaszek is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Circumcision, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaylen Mark Silverberg, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
16040 Park Valley Drive; Building 1 Suite 201
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Kaylen Silverberg is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. These areas are among Dr. Silverberg's clinical interests: gynecological problems and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Silverberg graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Thomas Claude Vaughn, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
16040 Park Valley Drive; Building 1 Suite 201
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Vaughn is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaughn's areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and infertility. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Vaughn is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Anthony Mark Propst, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
16040 Park Valley Drive; Building 1 Suite 201
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Propst's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Propst focuses on gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Propst takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Propst is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Laura Lee Williams Musselwhite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Laura Williams practices adult endocrinology in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guy Howard Grayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Guy Grayson's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Grayson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera sees patients in Taylor, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Barrera is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Donald K Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphey accepts. Dr. Murphey attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Janet Irene Gibson, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
555 Round Rock West Drive; Suite E232
Round Rock, TX
 

Ms. Janet Gibson specializes in family therapy and counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Gibson include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Infidelity Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Separation, Premarital ... (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.
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