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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He 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 is a graduate of Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pliego's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Pliego speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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 works as an urologist in Round Rock, TX. Dr. Jacomides's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Patricia Christine Montemayor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. P. Montemayor is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Montemayor performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Department of OB/Gyn, Boston City Hospital, 1995-1996. Dr. Montemayor is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverberg include gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Silverberg is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Silverberg takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Vaughn is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughn honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Vaughn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Hansard focuses on gynecological problems and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Hansard an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hansard has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Propst include gynecological problems and infertility. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Propst attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Propst 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Polnaszek completed his residency training 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Guy Grayson is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Grayson 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. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993. He is professionally 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. 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. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Williams studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Williams 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. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera is an endocrinologist in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Houston, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barrera attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He has a special interest in bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from 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, Dr. Murphey speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Round Rock, TX. Areas of expertise for Ms. Gibson include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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