We found 18 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

Dr. Jose Francisco Pliego, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2401 South 31st Street; Dept Ob - gyn
Temple, 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. Sharon Louise Barber, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1402 W Avenue H
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Sharon Barber is a family practitioner. Dr. Barber studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for her residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Biopsy, Hypothyroidism, Skin Lesions

Dr. Thomas John Wincek, MD, PhD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2401 S 31st St /; Dept Ob - gyn
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Wincek is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wincek studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wincek include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member. Dr. Wincek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Erin Travis Bird, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Surgery, Div of Urolog
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Erin Bird sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Bird has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Urodynamics, Urethral Stricture

Dr. Kevin Paul Huddleston, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Huddleston's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Huddleston's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huddleston has received the following distinction: OB/Gyn Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Menstrual Disorders, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Jorge Edwardo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1402 West Avenue H
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Sanchez's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Biopsy, Ingrown Toenails, Laryngoscopy, Skin Issues, Sports Injuries, Joint Injections

Dr. Lorry Davis Thornton, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
409 West Adams
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lorry Thornton specializes in family medicine and practices in Harker Heights, TX, Belton, TX, and Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Thornton accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Pap Test, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Joanna K Stacey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joanna Stacey is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She 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. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Stacey completed her residency training at Carilion Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Ablation, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason D Bourque, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bourque is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. Dr. Bourque is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Bourque trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Bourque has received the following distinctions: Dr. Richard Vial Memorial Scholarship, Academic Merit Based during 3rd year Med School; Dr. Sandi Rottschafer Memorial Scholarship - Academic Merit based during 2nd year of Med School; and Gold Probe Award, Highest Grade in Gross Anatomy. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer

Dr. Lauren Quirk Smith, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Attn: 3a/obg; Attn: 3a/obg
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Smith's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Javier R Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Javier Kane practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Kane takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Austin for residency. His distinctions include: Outstanding Clinical Improvement Award, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence, The University of Texas Health Science Center; and Texas Champion in End of Life Care Award, Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care. Dr. Kane speaks Spanish. He 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. Guy Howard Grayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, 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. Karen Blanton Brust, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Infectious Disease
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Karen Brust is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Brust honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Brust speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Alan Clifford Howell, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alan Howell sees patients in Temple, TX and Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Howell's training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Endocarditis, Fever, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine

Dr. Manjusha J Gaglani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Manjusha Gaglani's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. In addition to English, Dr. Gaglani (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Gaglani attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gaglani has received professional recognition including the following: Scott & White Department of Pediatrics, Excellence in Research Award, 2012, 2005.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Fever, HIV/AIDS, Recurrent Infections

Dr. Meera Surujdai Beharry, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Meera Beharry is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Beharry accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Beharry (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Bulimia, Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Anorexia

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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.