We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Student Health Program near Elk Grove, CA.

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Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golden takes. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Golden's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Elk Grove, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Gonzalez attended Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiumars Reza Hekmat, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Hekmat is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hekmat completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hekmat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Hekmat is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Christiana S Kopf, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Christiana Kopf is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, essure, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kopf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kopf completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Kopf is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosellini accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Rosellini attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rosellini speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brown is a general pediatrician in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia A Tansey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Tansey's specialty is general pediatrics. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Tansey performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Todd Fisher is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He works in Elk Grove, CA and Sacramento, CA. In his practice, Dr. Fisher focuses on internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Fisher an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Sports Health, Sexual Medicine, Bone Diseases, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart ... (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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