We found 87 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Richmond, CA.

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Dr. Marcelle I Cedars, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Marcelle Cedars' area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Cedars an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Cedars graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Dr. Cedars has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Ira D Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He offers language support for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sharlip's clinical interests: infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital (MGH). He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sharlip's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharlip honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sharlip's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, infertility

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

Dr. James F Smith, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology
1825 Fourth Street, Fourth Floor; 8 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Smith is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Stephanie Noi Ling Chun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Chun specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chun's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Chun attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. 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, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Y Fujimoto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Victor Fujimoto's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In his practice, he is particularly interested in infertility. Dr. Fujimoto has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fujimoto attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Fujimoto has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Fujimoto is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Tom F Lue, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tom Lue is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and priapism (prolonged erection). His professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Lue honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Priapism, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Carolyn Robyn Durham, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Francisco Street; Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn Givens is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is especially interested in infertility. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Givens is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Givens is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. David Truong Thanh Duong, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
909 Hyde Street; Suite 222
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Duong is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duong include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Duong honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Duong attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
728 Pacific Avenue; Suite 608
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hoang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoang graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoang's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tirun A Gopal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tirun Gopal is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Gopal (or staff) is conversant in Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Gopal is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Gopal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy M Autry, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amy Autry specializes in obstetrics. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and pregnancy. Dr. Autry honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Autry attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Autry has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Autry's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Ovarian Disease, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1825 Fourth Street, Fourth Floor; 8 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rosen works as a reproductive endocrinologist in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include infertility. Dr. Rosen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Heather G Huddleston, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Heather Huddleston sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her clinical interests encompass polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. Dr. Huddleston is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Huddleston completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Huddleston's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Michael Katz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3700 California Street; Suite G-330
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Katz's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Katz has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Katz (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian, Hebrew, and German. Dr. Katz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , recurrent pregnancy loss

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Multiple Pregnancy, Blood Clots, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Dr. Katherine T Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3905 Sacramento Street; Suite 204
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Hsiao is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Hsiao offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Hsiao performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis

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

Dr. Rachel Huchung Shu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Shu sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for Filipino and Vietnamese-speaking patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shu include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). On average, patients gave Dr. Shu a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Shu has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk ... (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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