We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. David Michael Zalenski M.D.
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
22151 Moross - Professional Building 1; Suite 313
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. David Zalenski practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Grosse Pointe, MI and Detroit, MI. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among Dr. Zalenski's clinical interests: menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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All Interests: Menopause, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Minuchehr Kashef MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
22151 Moross - Professional Building 1; Suite 313
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Minuchehr Kashef is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is conversant in Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kashef include gynecologic cancer, infertility, and gynecologic surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). Dr. Kashef graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Infertility, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Infectious Disease
3901 Chrysler Drive; Suite 4a
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Jennifer Veltman is an adult infectious disease specialist. Her clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Veltman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Veltman is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Lawrence R. Crane MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3901 Chrysler Drive; Suite 4a
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Crane practices adult infectious disease. Dr. Crane's clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Crane studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3901 Chrysler Drive; Suite 4a
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Christine Heumann is an adult infectious disease specialist. Her clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Heumann is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Virginia Mason.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Specializes in Infectious Disease
3901 Chrysler Drive; Suite 4a
Detroit, MI
 

Mr. Gerald Burns practices infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Mr. Burns include HIV/AIDS. Mr. Burns is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS

3901 Chrysler Drive; Suite 4a
Detroit, MI
 

Ms. Deborah Richmond has indicated that her clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Richmond's professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
3901 Chrysler Drive; Suite 4a
Detroit, MI
 

Ms. Marquetta Norwood practices women's health and gynecology in Detroit, MI. Ms. Norwood's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Contraception, Preventive Care

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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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