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We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Thomas Wincek works as an infertility specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. Wincek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Wincek attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wincek's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Jose Francisco Pliego, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2401 South 31st Street; Dept Ob - gyn
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jose Pliego is an infertility specialist in Temple, TX and Round Rock, TX. 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. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pliego's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pliego is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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's area of specialization is family medicine. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barber is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Biopsy, Hypothyroidism, Skin Lesions

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

Dr. Jorge Sanchez specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He is an in-network provider 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: , vasectomy

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

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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bird at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bird has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Huddleston graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huddleston accepts. He has received the following distinction: OB/Gyn Award for Excellence in Resident Education. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

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

Dr. Lorry Thornton is a physician who specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Thornton is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stacey attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Carilion Clinic. She is 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 works as an urologist. Dr. Bourque takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He 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. Dr. Bourque is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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, who practices in College Station, TX, Killeen, TX, and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Kane attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Austin for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kane 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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 specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Grayson attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha; Tumor Immunology Training Grant, 1988-1990; and American Cancer Society Institutional Grant, 1992-1993.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Hemophilia, Cancer, Anemia, Abnormal Bleeding, Blood Clots, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. David Wenkert, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. David Wenkert is an endocrinologist in Temple, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Wenkert attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Wenkert is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Howell is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Howell obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is in-network for 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. 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 in Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brust honors. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Brust trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. Melissa Rose Delario, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Delario's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Delario attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is 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

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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.