We found 85 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Beverly Hills, CA.

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Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
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). He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Ingrid Rodi's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Rodi highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi has received the following distinctions: 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, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Westminster, CA. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Manoochehr Yashari, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yashari include menopause. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yashari welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Yashari trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Dr. Yashari (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. John Edwards works as an obstetrician in Santa Monica, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Edwards average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Edwards is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Edwards is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He 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. Billy Yee, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
99 N. La Cienega Boulevard; Suite 111
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Billy Yee is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Westminster, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Yee has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yee welcomes new patients. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Jacob Rajfer sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rajfer's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Rajfer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rajfer completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Rajfer is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Peyronie's Disease, Male Infertility, Urethral Stricture, Prostate ... (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 physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Shamonki's medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. 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. Dr. Shamonki has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors. He is conversant in 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)

Dr. Carolyn Joy Alexander, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
450 N Roxbury Drive; Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn Alexander is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: male infertility, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Alexander attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Alexander is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Bruksch is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and gynecology specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Bruksch's practice, he is particularly interested in menopause, high risk pregnancy, and hormone replacement therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bruksch is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kathleen Marie Brennan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Brennan's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brennan include menopause, fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Brennan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Brennan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Genetic Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sameer Malhotra is an urologist in Los Angeles, CA and Culver City, CA. In his practice, Dr. Malhotra focuses on prostate problems and kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Malhotra 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 is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bickman include menopause, anti-aging, and high risk pregnancy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bickman's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Providence Saint John's Health Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Howard Hyukjin Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 870w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kim is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates. Dr. Kim honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Southern California Rising Star - Super Doctors Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Gladys Yee Duen Ng, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ng works as an urologist in Burbank, CA, Northridge, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). Dr. Ng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ng speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Nelson Mills, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Urology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jesse Mills sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and pediatric urology. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mills completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Mills's areas of expertise include varicocele, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and male infertility. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mills (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Mills's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Premature Ejaculation, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (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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