We found 17 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. John Nicholas Papadopoulos, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
135 Vision Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Papadopoulos is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program. These areas are among Dr. Papadopoulos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Papadopoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Abraham Allon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Allon, who practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and College Station, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Allon include pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allon's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Allon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Cyst Removal, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Hysteroscopy, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Wayne Sukin, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sukin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sukin graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sukin trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include male infertility, robotic radical prostatectomy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sukin's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Don Louis Berardinucci, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Don Berardinucci's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berardinucci takes. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Berardinucci speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Lithotripsy

Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Bello's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bello welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

Dr. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis practices urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Giannakis takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Spencer Griffith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Griffith is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Griffith is especially interested in infertility, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound (sonogram). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Griffith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound

Dr. Jane Carol Reed, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jane Reed works as an obstetrician. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Reed studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Reed is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Osteoporosis, Contraception, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Mammogram, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon M. R. Rawson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1001 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite #280
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jon Rawson is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rawson's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery, Pain Management

Dr. Ryan Goodson Steward, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Steward's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Steward graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Steward is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajender Krishan Syal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Rajender Syal is a bariatric medicine specialist and OB/GYN in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Syal is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Mammogram, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Laser Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Newton's clinical interests: bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Bleeding, Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dorothy Jean Roach, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
111 Vision Park; Suite 110
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Roach's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Roach is especially interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Roach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

Dr. Leonardo Alberto Palau, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 170
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Leonardo Palau works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Palau at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Skin Infection, Soft Tissue Problems, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Tia Silliman
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Ms. Tia Parsley specializes in family therapy, counseling, and addiction therapy and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Conroe, TX. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infidelity issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Ms. Parsley is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Premarital ... (Read more)

Jason Jason Davis Davis, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Mr. Jason Davis specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Mr. Davis include narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, and caregiver issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Developmental Disorders, Premarital Therapy, ... (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.