We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare POS near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Ryan Steward is a reproductive endocrinologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Steward is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steward include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Steward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Steward accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 works as an urologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Berardinucci include cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berardinucci takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berardinucci graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Sandra Bello sees patients in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Bello is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bello's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She welcomes 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 works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Griffith is especially interested in infertility, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound (sonogram). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Griffith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Griffith accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Griffith is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Infertility, Ultrasound

Dr. Thomas R Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Newton include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Patient reviews placed Dr. Newton at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Newton is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land 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 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 in Shenandoah, TX, Conroe, TX, and Humble, TX. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the University of Texas, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Roach's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. Patients gave Dr. Roach an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Roach is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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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