We found 15 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Shenandoah, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Allon's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Allon include pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Allon average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Allon (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Steven Sukin is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tomball, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sukin include male infertility, robotic radical prostatectomy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). 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. Dr. Sukin attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sukin is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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

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

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

Dr. Ryan Steward practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Steward is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Steward's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Don Berardinucci is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berardinucci's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Berardinucci speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. John Giannakis specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giannakis takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Giannakis is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Jon M. R. Rawson, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 280
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jon Rawson sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rawson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rawson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Sandra Bello, who practices in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Bello's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Bello is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Griffith, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Griffith's areas of clinical interest consist of infertility, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound (sonogram). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Griffith attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Infertility, Ultrasound

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

Dr. Rajender Syal is a bariatric medicine and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Syal studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Syal average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Thomas R Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Newton's clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. On average, patients gave Dr. Newton a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 J Roach, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
111 Vision Park; Suite 110
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Roach practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Roach's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the University of Texas, 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult infectious disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Palau's training includes a residency program at Robert Packer Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a family therapist, counselor, and addiction therapist. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. Ms. Parsley takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

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

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

Mr. Jason Davis practices family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Davis include narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, and caregiver issues. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

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

James Toth, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
26205 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Mr. James Toth practices family therapy and counseling. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. Mr. Toth accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Developmental ... (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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