We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Jeffrey-Starr attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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), endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Simon Kimm is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kimm include genitourinary cancer, urethral stricture, and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kimm performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kimm honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Laura Silverstein is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Dublin, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverstein include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Silverstein has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverstein honors. She is open to new patients.

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

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 OB/GYN in Dublin, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Pham-Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pham-Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

Dr. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira is a general gynecologist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oliveira graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Endometrial Polyp, Gynecological Problems, Laparoscopic Supracervical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Megan Beatty works as a general OB/GYN in Dublin, CA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Beatty accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Beatty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

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's area of specialization is general gynecology. In Dr. Tang's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty is an adult endocrinologist in Dublin, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Chakravorty is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. For her professional training, Dr. Chakravorty completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Patients gave Dr. Chakravorty an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chakravorty (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Chakravorty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hirsutism (excessive hair growth)

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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Benson has a special interest in internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Benson's professional affiliations include 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 practices general internal medicine in Dublin, CA, Fremont, CA, and Danville, CA. She has a special interest in internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Advani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Odessa State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Advani (or staff) speaks Russian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include 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. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shlesinger at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Shlesinger's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allison Carmichael sees patients in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carmichael include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Carmichael honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Carmichael attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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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