We found 134 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 is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodi's areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Rodi's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Soroush Ramin works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ramin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ramin's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Manoochehr Yashari's specialty is obstetrics. His areas of expertise include menopause. Patients gave Dr. Yashari an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Yashari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. David Ghozland, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Ghozland (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ghozland's areas of expertise include the following: cystocele (bladder prolapse), HPV (human papillomavirus), and pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ghozland attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghozland is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is obstetrics. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Edwards's areas of expertise consist of menopause, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Edwards is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Edwards welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine ... (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 is a cognitive therapist, health psychologist, and counselor in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cason include acceptance and commitment therapy, sexuality, and stress management. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Private Practice. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mousa Shamonki is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Shamonki is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Clinical interests for Dr. Shamonki include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Shamonki accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Shamonki is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jacob Rajfer works as an urologist in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rajfer studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rajfer's medical residency was performed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rajfer has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Sameer Malhotra is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Culver City, CA, and Torrance, CA. Dr. Malhotra's areas of expertise include prostate problems and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Ambartsumyan is accepting new patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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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's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His clinical interests encompass infertility. Dr. Yee honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Yee has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. 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. Dr. Yee has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Tristan Bickman is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Monica, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include menopause, anti-aging, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Bickman is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Bickman trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bickman takes. Dr. Bickman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 N Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kashanchi include menopause, female infertility, and fibroids. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kashanchi honors. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kashanchi's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kashanchi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), female infertility, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Contraception, HPV, Weight Management, Intrauterine Device, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Radhika Rible practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rible takes. Dr. Rible attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization

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

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

Dr. Daniel Dumesic's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Dumesic has a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Mayo Award for Excellence in Leadership. He is affiliated with 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

Dr. Lawrence Michael Bruksch, MD
Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Gynecology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bruksch works as a hospitalist and gynecologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bruksch's areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and hormone replacement therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruksch welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

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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.