We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana POS near Sugar Land, TX.

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Tayma S Shaya FAAFP MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
16605 Southwest Freeway; #350
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Tayma Shaya is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shaya's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaya accepts. Dr. Shaya attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Hermann. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Weight Loss, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Nelly Arielle Heiman MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.74 stars out of 5 (233 ratings)
18220 State Highway 249; Suite 100
Houston, TX

Dr. Nelly Heiman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Heiman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk pregnancy, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Heiman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heiman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hi ... (Read more)

Dr Rachna Bhala MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (39 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Rachna Bhala's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Bhala's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She is open to new patients. After attending R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school, Dr. Bhala completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , Infertility, Endometriosis, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Obstetrical Procedures, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, Infertil ... (Read more)

Yana Finkelshteyn MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (259 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Yana Finkelshteyen's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finkelshteyen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Finkelshteyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finkelshteyen's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr Tehmina Sami MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Tehmina Sami's specialty is family medicine. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Hoboken University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sami include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and pap test. Patients gave Dr. Sami an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sami accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Sami (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sami is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Pap Test, Preventive Care, Sexually Tra ... (Read more)

Mohammed Zafer Ansari MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Mohammed Ansari's medical specialty is adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Ansari's clinical interests: thyroid problems, paget's disease, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ansari attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ansari average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Galactorrhea, Pag ... (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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