We found 21 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Lindsey Kathryn Longerot M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics
average rating 4.58 stars (14 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lindsey Longerot works as an obstetrician in Houston, TX. Dr. Longerot's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk pregnancy, and ablation. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Longerot is open to new patients.

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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. 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)

Mr. Isam Y. Balat M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
average rating 4.5 stars (28 ratings)
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balat include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing his residency 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 attended 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 medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

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

Dr. David Wolff Goldfarb MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Goldfarb is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Goldfarb's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, genitourinary cancer, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, 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 Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Ava Erin Manning M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
average rating 4.45 stars (15 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ava Manning's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Manning average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Manning takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Manning's residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Susan Shuai-Chen Shi M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics
average rating 3.81 stars (4 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Shi's area of specialization is obstetrics. Dr. Shi's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shi studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shi's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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. Stephen L. Lapin M.D.
Specializes in Urology, Other
average rating 4.51 stars (13 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lapin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Lapin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lapin has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). His practice 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, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Richard A. Goldfarb MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
average rating 3.42 stars (23 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Goldfarb's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldfarb at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldfarb has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Specializes in Obstetrics
average rating 4.56 stars (21 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bart Putterman is a specialist in obstetrics. He works in Houston, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putterman include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Putterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Putterman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.1 stars (30 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damla Karsan is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Karsan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Karsan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss

All Interests: Menopause, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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)

Dr. Alan David Rosen M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rosen is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen accepts. Dr. Rosen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Cervical Dysplasia, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen A. Delhey M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.79 stars (26 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. On average, patients gave Dr. Delhey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Delhey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She welcomes 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)

Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.45 stars (11 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Irving Fishman is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fishman include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Fishman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fishman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Mineo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Mineo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mineo has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Nizar A. Dholakia MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
average rating 3.5 stars (1 rating)
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nizar Dholakia's specialty is adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and aspiration pneumonia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dholakia's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Dholakia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Dholakia is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Prosthetics, Cyst Aspiration, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, ... (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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