We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare POS near Shenandoah, TX.

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

Dr. John Papadopoulos' specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Papadopoulos studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Papadopoulos trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Don Berardinucci is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Berardinucci is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from 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, 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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Bello's clinical interests include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bello's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jason Griffith practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Griffith has a special interest in infertility, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound (sonogram). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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 attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. Dr. Griffith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound

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

Dr. Ryan Steward's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Steward's clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Steward is accepting new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Thomas Newton is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Newton attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Roach is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Roach accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Roach attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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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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