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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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Rodi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her practice 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's area of specialization is obstetrics. Dr. Yashari's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yashari honors. His education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Yashari (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghozland include cystocele (bladder prolapse), HPV (human papillomavirus), and pregnancy. Dr. Ghozland is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Ghozland (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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 specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Edwards's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He has a special interest in menopause, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards accepts. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. 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)

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

Dr. Jacob Rajfer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rajfer include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rajfer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhotra include prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Malhotra's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, anti-aging, and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bickman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bickman attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Bickman is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She 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 areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. His areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Shamonki performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Shamonki is 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. Gregory Lawrence Cason, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology, Counseling
566 S. San Vincente Boulevard; 201
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Cason's areas of specialization are cognitive-behavioral therapy, health psychology, and counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, sexuality, and stress management. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Cason is affiliated with 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. Gayane Ambartsumyan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
6330 San Vicente Boulevard; Suite 408
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Ambartsumyan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ambartsumyan completed a residency program 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 Spanish and Armenian. She is 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 sees patients in Westminster, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Yee obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Yee focuses on infertility. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yee include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Yee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Janet Winikoff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Endocrinology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 550
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Janet Winikoff is an adult endocrinology specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winikoff include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Winikoff attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winikoff's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Radhika Rible specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. Dr. Rible takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with 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 is a reproductive endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Dumesic's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Dumesic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He 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, 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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Silver's clinical interests: warts, menstrual disorders, and female infertility. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silver obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. 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 Hebrew and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Warts, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Cesarean Section, HPV, Intrauterine Device, Menstrual ... (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.