We found 133 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramin honors. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; 202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ingrid Rodi is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rodi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Rodi graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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 practices in Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Westminster, CA. 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ambartsumyan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Obstetrics
1260 15th Street; Suite 616
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Manoochehr Yashari sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is obstetrics. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Dr. Yashari's areas of expertise include menopause. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Yashari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yashari's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
530 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202b
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Ghozland specializes in general gynecology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Ghozland's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cystocele (bladder prolapse), fibroids, and endometrial ablation. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Ghozland takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ghozland completed residency programs at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Member of North American Menopause Society RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Ghozland (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Labiaplasty, CO2 Laser Treatment, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Ovarian Cancer, HPV, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Edwards' area of specialization is obstetrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Edwards's clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Edwards has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Billy Yee works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include infertility. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mousa Shamonki is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. His clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Shamonki graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has received the distinction of Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Shamonki speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in Urology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Rajfer practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajfer include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Rajfer is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rajfer completed residency programs at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Dumesic is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Los Angeles, CA. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Dumesic completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dumesic has received the distinction of Mayo Award for Excellence in Leadership. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in Urology, Other
9808 Venice Boulevard; Suite 602
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra works as an urologist in Los Angeles, CA, Culver City, CA, and Torrance, CA. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Malhotra completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In his practice, Dr. Malhotra focuses on prostate problems and kidney problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Tristan Bickman's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Bickman's clinical interests include menopause, anti-aging, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bickman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bickman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
450 N Roxbury Drive; Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn Alexander works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Alexander is especially interested in male infertility, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Alexander graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Female Infertility, Male Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Margareta Pisarska's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In addition to English, Dr. Pisarska speaks Polish. She is especially interested in male infertility, female infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Pisarska takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Male Infertility

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

Dr. Gregory Cason practices cognitive-behavioral therapy, health psychology, and counseling. His clinical interests include sexuality, stress management, and anxiety. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Private Practice. Dr. Cason is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Employment Issues, Sexuality, Stress Management, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 870w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kim is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (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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