We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Beaver Dam, WI.

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Dr. Seth Mathew Barudin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Obstetrics
705 S University Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Seth Barudin is a physician who specializes in family medicine and obstetrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barudin include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Before completing his residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, Dr. Barudin attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Barudin is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joann K Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
705 South University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Joann Lee works as a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then she performed her residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH).

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Dr. John E Lambert, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
705 S University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. John Lambert is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Dr. Lambert graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lambert honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Paul R McMillan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
705 S University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Paul McMillan's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. McMillan's clinical interests include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. McMillan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Sharon L Haase, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
705 South University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Sharon Haase is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Haase's clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Her professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Unfortunately, Dr. Haase is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Haase attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. She has received the distinction of Haase Earns Laureate Award from American College of Physicians.

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Dr. Joel D Miller, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
705 S. University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Joel Miller specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Miller accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Miller attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Dr. Miller is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Amy J Muchow, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
705 S. University Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI
 

Dr. Amy Muchow is a general internist in Beaver Dam, WI. Dr. Muchow has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Muchow attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). Unfortunately, Dr. Muchow is not currently accepting new patients.

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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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