We found 16 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Del Mar, CA.

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Dr. Dana L Chortkoff, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Dana Chortkoff specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chortkoff graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Chortkoff is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, female infertility, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn P Nemanich, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell practices family medicine in San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Maxwell include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maxwell takes. Dr. Maxwell is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Basil S Abramowitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Basil Abramowitz's specialty is family medicine. He speaks Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abramowitz include warts, depression, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Abramowitz is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Psoriasis, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Francis Messoline, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12710 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Messoline's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Messoline include warts, liver disease, and cryosurgery. Dr. Messoline honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Messoline is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana M Shipp, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Dana Shipp is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shipp's clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colposcopy. Dr. Shipp has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Shipp's patients. Dr. Shipp honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shipp attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shipp speaks Spanish. Dr. Shipp is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Shipp is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shadi Omidi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Via De La Valle; Suite 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Shadi Omidi works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Del Mar, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Omidi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Omidi is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Omidi completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Omidi average 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jack Hsiao is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsiao include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsiao takes. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Hsiao completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Hsiao speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison Breanne Lynch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alison Lynch practices family medicine. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and trigger point injections. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lynch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Contraception, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Zeising, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
12625 High Bluff Drive; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Zeising works as a family therapist and psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Zeising takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity, intimacy issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaclyn Alane Jensen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12710 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jaclyn Jensen is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jensen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jensen include warts, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jensen is open to new patients. She attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

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

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Cryosurgery, Headache, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patti Ellen Metz, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
317 14th Street; Suite E
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Patti Metz works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metz is affiliated with Private Practice.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Grief, Coaching, Codependency, Divorce Issues, Chronic Illness, Family Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Jaffe, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
12625 High Bluff Drive; #101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Jaffe specializes in psychology and practices in Carmel Valley, CA and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include alcohol abuse, gender identity, and intimacy issues. Dr. Jaffe is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, intimacy issues

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Gender Identity, Couples Therapy, Intimacy Issues, Psychological Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary David Levinson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Gary Levinson is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Levinson is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Levinson has an open panel. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Levinson speaks Afrikaans.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Jennifer Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Rachel Klein include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Klein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Klein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Acne, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Adrienne Blumberg, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
1104 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
 

Ms. Adrienne Blumberg is a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, depression, and narrative therapy. Ms. Blumberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Employee Assistance Programs, Gay and Lesbian ... (Read more)

Valerie Ning Beckwith, MSOM
Specializes in Acupuncture
12865 Pointe Del Mar Way; Suite 120
Del Mar, CA
 

Ms. Valerie Beckwith works as an acupuncturist. These areas are among Ms. Beckwith's clinical interests: cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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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