We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Shenandoah, TX.

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Dr. Michael A Allon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Allon is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Dr. Allon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allon include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Advanced Fertility Center of Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Allon attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Allon's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Allon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cyst Removal, Infertility, Gynecologic Procedures, Nutrition Issues, Hysteroscopy, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Wayne Sukin, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sukin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, robotic radical prostatectomy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Sukin is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sukin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Goodson Steward, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Steward's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Steward include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steward honors. Dr. Steward is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. John G Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Shenandoah, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Kingwood, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: robotic radical prostatectomy, kidney stones, and incontinence. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giannakis accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. Dr. Giannakis is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health, infertility

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Reproductive Health, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon M. R. Rawson, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 280
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jon Rawson practices general obstetrics & gynecology in The Woodlands, TX. Patients rated Dr. Rawson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rawson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Laser Surgery, Endocrine Diseases, Pain Management

Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Before completing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Bello has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She 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. Dr. Bello is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Jason Spencer Griffith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Griffith is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Griffith's practice, he is particularly interested in infertility, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound (sonogram). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffith takes. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Infertility, Ultrasound

Dr. Rajender K Syal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Rajender Syal's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syal graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Mammogram, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Premenstrual ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas R Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Newton attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Newton's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Newton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Bleeding, Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dorothy J Roach, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
111 Vision Park; Suite 110
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Dorothy Roach practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Shenandoah, TX, Conroe, TX, and Humble, TX. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the University of Texas, and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Roach has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

Dr. Leonardo Alberto Palau, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 170
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Leonardo Palau practices adult infectious disease in The Woodlands, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palau include travel medicine, soft tissue infection, and skin infection. Dr. Palau has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Palau trained at Robert Packer Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Skin Infection, Soft Tissue Infection, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Infections

Tia Silliman
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Ms. Tia Parsley's specialties are family therapy, counseling, and addiction therapy. She practices in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Conroe, TX. Areas of expertise for Ms. Parsley include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Premarital Counseling, ... (Read more)

James Toth, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
26205 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Mr. James Toth practices family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Toth include crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Developmental ... (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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