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We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Round Rock, TX.

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

Dr. Jose Pliego is an infertility specialist in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. 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. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pliego's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pliego is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

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

Dr. Lucas Jacomides' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Jacomides trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Jacomides (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. He is 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. Patricia Christine Montemayor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. P. Montemayor's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Montemayor is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montemayor takes. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Montemayor attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Department of OB/Gyn, Boston City Hospital, 1995-1996. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Ultrasound, Contraception, Pap Test, Pregnancy Test, Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (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. He works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Silverberg attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverberg include gynecological problems and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Silverberg a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverberg honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Silverberg is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Vaughn is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gynecological problems and infertility. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughn accepts. Dr. Vaughn graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

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. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hansard has indicated that her clinical interests include gynecological problems and infertility. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hansard is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Polnaszek 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, vasectomy

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

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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Lackland AFB, TX, Austin, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Propst include gynecological problems and infertility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

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

Dr. Guy Grayson specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Grayson attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Laura Williams' specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

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

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

Dr. Tres Barrera's specialty is adult endocrinology. 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 his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish. He 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 Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting 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 practices family therapy and counseling in Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Gibson include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Gibson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Employee Assistance ... (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.