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's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pliego honors. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pliego completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pliego 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Round Rock, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Jacomides (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Jacomides graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacomides accepts.

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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. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Montemayor honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Montemayor attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Department of OB/Gyn, Boston City Hospital, 1995-1996. Dr. Montemayor speaks 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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Silverberg focuses on gynecological problems and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Silverberg accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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.

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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 endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Vaughn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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 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 sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hansard's areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems and infertility. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hansard honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Lackland AFB, TX, Austin, TX, and Round Rock, TX. His clinical interests include gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Propst is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 an urologist in San Antonio, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Polnaszek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Resident Laparoscopy and Endourology Resident Excellence Award. Dr. Polnaszek is professionally 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 medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency 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 the following distinctions: 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 sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Barrera takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is conversant in 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 is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey's practice 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 works as a family therapist and counselor in Round Rock, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Gibson takes.

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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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