We found 23 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Balat is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balat include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Balat is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Balat is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Balat trained at Memorial Hermann, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Lindsey Kathryn Longerot, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Longerot is an obstetrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Longerot include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk pregnancy, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Longerot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen A Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delhey include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Delhey is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delhey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stent, Kidney Problems, Ureteroscopy, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shuai-Chen Shuai-Chen Shi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Shi is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shi's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Shi performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Baum is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Baum is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bart Putterman's area of specialization is obstetrics. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Putterman attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Putterman include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Putterman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Putterman is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Ava Erin Manning, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ava Manning specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Manning's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Manning's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Richard A Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Goldfarb is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Goldfarb is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Goldfarb's clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldfarb takes. Dr. Goldfarb attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Goldfarb is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Resection of ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wolff Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Goldfarb is an urologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Goldfarb honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen L Lapin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lapin is an urologist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lapin include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lapin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Lapin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan R Stern, MD
Specializes in Urology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Stern's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stern's clinical interests encompass cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Stern's medical residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael T Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Mineo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Mineo include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mineo welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Nickell sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nickell's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Nickell completed residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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)

Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Irving Fishman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed Dr. Fishman at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman honors. Dr. Fishman graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fishman has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Lewis, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lewis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lewis's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, marfan syndrome, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. The average patient rating for Dr. Lewis is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis honors 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 distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Franceschetti lecture, International Society of Genetic Eye Disease; and (First) Bressler Prize In Vision Science. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Consultation, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (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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