We found 12 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Silver near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 207
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Baldwin's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baldwin include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Baldwin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Baldwin attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosalyn Ann Gayle, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Rosalyn Gayle sees patients in Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayle include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), infertility, and ultrasound (sonogram). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gayle graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gayle average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gayle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecologic Procedures, Ultrasound, Varicose Veins, Premenstrual Syndrome, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Frey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Frey's medical specialty is general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Frey studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and menopause. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Erica Lowery is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lowery include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lowery graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lowery's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Issues, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed works as a family practitioner and emergency medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301 Garth Road; Suite
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Paul Redman is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Redman include high risk pregnancy, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and incontinence. Dr. Redman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Roderick Peter Diggs III, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Roderick Diggs is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), robotic surgery, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Diggs attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Diggs takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Latoia Marks is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Baytown, TX. Dr. Marks's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Marks is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Roland is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roland include warts, menopause, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Roland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Infertility, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patients rated Dr. Syed highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Syed is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Manisha Chandalia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia's specialty is adult endocrinology. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Chandalia is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandalia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Smita Massey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Smita Massey's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Massey average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Massey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (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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