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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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Pliego honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Jacomides (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and French.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Montemayor obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Montemayor is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Montemayor has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Department of OB/Gyn, Boston City Hospital, 1995-1996. She is conversant in Spanish. She is 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 is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Silverberg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and 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 works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Vaughn is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Vaughn has received the distinction of 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hansard include gynecological problems and infertility. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hansard studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansard takes. 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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems and infertility. Dr. Propst takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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, 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's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Grayson has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993. Dr. Grayson 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 sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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 is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Murphey's areas of expertise include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey 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 is a family therapist and counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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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.