We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 3000 near Houston, TX.

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Carl E. Lee II MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite; 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carl Lee is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Gynecologic Procedures, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Owen Baum III M.D.
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baum's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Kevin G. Nickell MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.53 stars (22 ratings)
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. On average, patients gave Dr. Nickell a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Nickell has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

Theresa L. Robinson MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.45 stars (41 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Robinson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Robinson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter C. Cousins PH.D.
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
average rating 4.08 stars (18 ratings)
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 596
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Cousins works as a family therapist and child psychologist in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cousins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cousins is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Clayton Gathe Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
average rating 3.9 stars (10 ratings)
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Gathe is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gathe speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

William S. Velasquez M. D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Velasquez graduated from National University of San Marcos.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem M.D
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Saleem studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Mrs. Hema C. Patel MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (6 ratings)
18400 Katy Freeway; Suite 600, Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Jae Yun Ro MD PHD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
6565 Fannin Street; Ms205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jae Ro is a medical specialist in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ro include bladder cancer, male reproductive disorders, and testicular cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold. He attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Male Reproductive Disorders, Testicular Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Asma Rehman LPC
Specializes in Counseling
2000 North Loop W; Suite 210
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Asma Rehman practices counseling in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and domestic abuse. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Rehman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Employee Assistance Program, Cognitive ... (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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