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Dr. Penner T. Schraudenbach MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
506 Graham Drive; Suite 150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Penner Schraudenbach is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Schraudenbach accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schraudenbach trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Schraudenbach has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Ureteroscopy, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Wayne Sukin M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.83 stars (2 ratings)
506 Graham Drive; Suite 150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sukin works as an urologist in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and ureteroscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sukin accepts. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sukin is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Miguel Angel Mercado MD
Specializes in Urology
506 Graham Drive; Suite 150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Mercado is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, genitourinary cancer, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercado obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Mercado has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Jonathan T. Kim MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
average rating 4.68 stars (4 ratings)
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kim sees patients in Katy, TX, Tomball, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and amenorrhea (missed periods). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Jason Yeh works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yeh include infertility. Dr. Yeh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Yeh is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.88 stars (40 ratings)
929 Graham Drive; Suite B
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Marie Sohner's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sohner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sohner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sohner graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), endometriosis

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

Muhammad Irfan M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan practices general internal medicine in Tomball, TX, Waller, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Irfan graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Houston Methodist. Dr. Irfan's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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