We found 119 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Houston, TX.

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Dr. John Ray Crochet Jr., MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
7400 Fannin Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Crochet's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Crochet focuses on infertility. Dr. Crochet has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Crochet has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. Dr. Lerner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Mohit Khera, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohit Khera's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Khera's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. 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. Dr. Khera is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, sexual dysfunction, low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

Dr. Larry I Lipshultz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Larry Lipshultz sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lipshultz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipshultz include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lipshultz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, male reproductive disorders, infertility, low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

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

Dr. Michael Coburn, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Coburn's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Dr. Coburn's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coburn attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coburn has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders

All Interests: Circumcision, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Endoscopy, Neuro-Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah works as an infertility specialist. Dr. Abdallah's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for 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. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abdallah completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Isam Balat is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Balat average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Balat honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at 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, he performed 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 (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Balat is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Balat welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

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

Dr. Daniel Bryan Williams, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Williams' medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Williams an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, galactorrhea (nipple discharge), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopy, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive Disorders, ... (Read more)

Theresa Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Hematology
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. Apurva B Pancholy, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Pancholy sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urogynecology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pancholy include pelvic surgery, sexual dysfunction, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Pancholy performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Pancholy (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Felipe N Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. Dr. Flores-Sandoval's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Lindsey Longerot is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Longerot include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Dr. Longerot takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Longerot's office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Ryan Goodson Steward, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
7400 Fannin Street; Suite 730
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Steward is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steward include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Steward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Steward's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Steward's medical residency was performed at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, male reproductive disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Heard, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1305
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Heard is a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Heard average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heard attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Laser Treatment, Obesity, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Piegari, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Piegari's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Piegari attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Piegari has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Ultrasound, Essure, Myomectomy, ... (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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