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

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Dr. Theresa L Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson is a physician who specializes in general practice, general surgery, and obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Robinson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Robinson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Carl E Lee Ii II, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite; 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carl Lee's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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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, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum is an urologist. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Kevin G Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell works as an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Nickell's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Nickell average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nickell has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional 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, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter C Cousins, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 596
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Cousins specializes in family therapy and child psychology and practices in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cousins is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, Sports Health, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Gathe is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Gathe speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gathe include HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gathe completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gathe is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gathe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS

Dr. William S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Velasquez's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Jiejian Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; #1710
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jiejian Lin works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include urinary tract infection (UTI) and osteomyelitis. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin attended Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Consultation, HIV/AIDS, Infections, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Dr. A. Saleem's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Saleem accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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 is accepting 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)

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Jae Ro is an anatomic pathology and clinical pathology specialist. Dr. Ro studied medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ro include bladder cancer, male reproductive disorders, and testicular cancer. He accepts Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Male Reproductive ... (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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