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We found 137 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Ingrid Anne Rodi, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; 202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ingrid Rodi specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Rodi's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Rodi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Manoochehr Yashari, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1260 15th Street; Suite 616
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Manoochehr Yashari is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause. Dr. Yashari is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Yashari's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Yashari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. David Golan Ghozland, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
530 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202b
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Ghozland is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Ghozland is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghozland include cystocele (bladder prolapse), HPV (human papillomavirus), and pregnancy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Ghozland attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ghozland (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ghozland is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Cystocele, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Ovarian Cancer, HPV, Intrauterine Device, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Obstetrics
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1265w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. John Edwards is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Edwards is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Edwards average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Edwards's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Rajfer, MD
Specializes in Urology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Rajfer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Rajfer is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rajfer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rajfer include: Voted Best Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America.

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

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Peyronie's Disease, Male Infertility, Urethral Stricture, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer M Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
9808 Venice Boulevard; Suite 602
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Malhotra's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1245 16th Street; Suite 312
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tristan Bickman works as a general gynecologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include menopause, anti-aging, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Bickman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bickman is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Bickman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Anti-Aging, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mousa Issa Shamonki, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mousa Shamonki's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamonki include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Shamonki has received the following distinction: Voted Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, Laser Treatment, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6330 San Vicente Boulevard; Suite 408
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ambartsumyan has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ambartsumyan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Billy Yee, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
99 N. La Cienega Boulevard; Suite 111
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Billy Yee specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Westminster, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yee include infertility. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yee has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Radhika Dasmahapatra Rible, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Radhika Rible is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rible include colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. Dr. Rible is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rible accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Sterilization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Lawrence Cason, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology, Counseling
566 S. San Vincente Boulevard; 201
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Cason works as a cognitive therapist, health psychologist, and counselor in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Cason's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, sexuality, and stress management. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Private Practice. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, HIV/AIDS, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Employment Issues, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Anthony Dumesic, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Dumesic is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Dumesic attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Dumesic has received professional recognition including the following: Mayo Award for Excellence in Leadership. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

Dr. Roy Silver, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 444e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Silver works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Silver studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Clinical interests for Dr. Silver include warts, menstrual disorders, and fibroids. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silver is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Silver include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Annual Research Paper Day Winner, University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Silver (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Warts, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Cesarean Section, HPV, Intrauterine Device, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yung-Shee Jessica Hsu, MD, MBA
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Yung-Shee Hsu is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, ... (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.