We found 342 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near Kirkland, WA.

Dr. Dan Steven Veljovich, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
Evergreenhealth; Specialty Suite
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Dan Veljovich's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Veljovich average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Veljovich's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Met : Top Doctors; and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. Dr. Veljovich speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, CHI Franciscan Health, and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Veljovich is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), dyspareunia (painful sex), genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Leiomyosarcoma, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Incontinence ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Micks, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4245 Roosevelt Way Ne; 4th Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Micks practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Micks graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Health Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception

Dr. Sarah Ward Prager, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4245 Roosevelt Way Ne; 4th Floor
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Sarah Prager is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Women's Health Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt. Dr. Prager accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. She is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Miscarriage, Contraception, Abortion

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Miller, MD
Specializes in Urology
1135 Ne 116th Avenue; Suite 620
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Miller's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miller graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), vasectomy, genital herpes

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alson Kerry Burke, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Alson Burke's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Burke is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Menopause, Sexual Dysfunction, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Thomas J Walsh, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology
1959 Ne Pacific Street; Box 356510
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Thomas Walsh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Walsh is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Penile Implant Surgery

Dr. Grace H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
314 Ne Thornton Place
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Grace Shih's areas of specialization are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Seattle, WA. Dr. Shih is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. She is in-network for Valley Health Plan and Medicare insurance. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Reproductive Health, Women's Health Issues, Family Planning

Dr. Rebecca Anne Kulgren, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1229 Madison Street; Suite 1600
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Rebecca Kulgren, who practices in Seattle, WA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include The Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Kulgren performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Kulgren is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her distinctions include: Seattle Met Top Docs and Seattle Mag Top Docs. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), dyspareunia (painful sex), genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ho Sun Hosun Suh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2100 116th Avenue Ne
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Erik Suh works as a family practice physician in Bellevue, WA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suh is especially interested in general care. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Suh attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Seattle Magazine : Top Docs and Seattle Met : Top Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Sports Health, Sigmoidoscopy, General Care, Vasectomy, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Donald Lowell Pick, MD
Specializes in Urology
1101 Madison Street; #400
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Donald Pick is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pick graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, infertility, hypogonadism, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), vasectomy, genital herpes

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Incontinence, Ureteral ... (Read more)

Dr. James Alfred Harding, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1229 Madison Avenue; Suite 750
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. James Harding is a perinatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Harding average 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harding include rectocele (posterior prolapse), colposcopy, and menopause. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harding completed residency programs at Maine Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and Deaconess Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex), genital herpes, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Hysterosalpingography, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lora Ann Plaskon, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other, Urogynecology
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 420
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Lora Plaskon works as an urologist and urogynecologist. Dr. Plaskon graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), labiaplasty, and vaginal prolapse. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Plaskon has received professional recognition including the following: See websites: www.athenawomenshealth.com www.loraplaskonmd.com. She is affiliated with EvergreenHealth. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexual health issues

All Interests: Laser Lithotripsy, Labiaplasty, Incontinence, Postpartum Issues, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Artin Norehad, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
12815 120th Avenue Ne; Suite E
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Ernest Norehad's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Norehad's areas of expertise include the following: amputation, partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. Patient ratings for Dr. Norehad average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Norehad is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), premature ejaculation, hypogonadism, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), vasectomy, genital herpes

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Heath Heath Miller, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1101 Madison Street; Suite 1150
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Heath Miller is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Miller is conversant in German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include menopause, colposcopy, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Miller's education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), dyspareunia (painful sex), genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
12333 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 110
Kirkland, WA
 

Dr. Zainab Alnoor is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Kirkland, WA, Bellevue, WA, and Burien, WA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Alnoor attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alnoor include menopause and contraception (birth control). Dr. Alnoor takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Alnoor's hospital/clinic affiliations include CHI Franciscan Health and EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence, Contraception, Endometrial Ablation, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Anh Anh Thi Ginger, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
11011 Meridian Avenue N.; Suite 200
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Van Ginger's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise include the following: partial nephrectomy, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Ginger is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ginger has received professional recognition including the following: Tate Mason Award for best research presentation, Annual Meeting of the Northwest Urologic Society and Elisabeth Pickett Society of Women in Urology Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, The Polyclinic, and Swedish Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy, genital herpes, female sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stents, ... (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.