We found 10 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Dublin, CA.

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Dr. Simon Yoon Kimm, MD
Specializes in Urology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Simon Kimm sees patients in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urethral stricture, and vasectomy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimm honors. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kimm's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr is a Dublin, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Jeffrey-Starr a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeffrey-Starr accepts. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Nicole Silverstein, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Laura Silverstein is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include women's health issues. Dr. Silverstein is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient reviews placed Dr. Silverstein at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy N Pham Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Pham-Thomas is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Dublin, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pham-Thomas obtained her medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pham-Thomas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Megan Beatty is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Dublin, CA. Dr. Beatty has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Beatty attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Beatty has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Zhining Tang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Tang is a specialist in general gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tang attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), dyspareunia (painful sex)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty is an endocrinologist in Dublin, CA and Fremont, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chakravorty include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chakravorty is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Chakravorty (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Hypertension, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim B Benson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kim Benson's specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. In Dr. Benson's practice, she is particularly interested in internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Benson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonal Jain Advani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Sonal Advani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Odessa State Medical University, Dr. Advani performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Advani focuses on internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Advani is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Advani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Advani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison C Carmichael, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Allison Carmichael practices adult endocrinology in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Before performing her residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Carmichael attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Carmichael focuses on diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Carmichael's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Continuous Glucose ... (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.
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