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. The average patient rating for Dr. Chortkoff is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Basil Abramowitz specializes in family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abramowitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell is a family medicine practitioner. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Maxwell studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Matthew Messoline is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Messoline is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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 specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shipp attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Shipp's patients gave Dr. Shipp an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shipp honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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 practices obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Omidi an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omidi takes. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hsiao average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Hsiao is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in San Diego, CA. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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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 specializes in family therapy and psychology and practices in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeising include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Zeising honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. She attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jensen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Metz include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Dr. Metz takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is professionally 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 practices psychology in Carmel Valley, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Jaffe's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, gender identity, and intimacy issues. She accepts 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's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Levinson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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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
 

Dr. Rachel Klein graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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 works as a family therapist in Carlsbad, CA and Del Mar, CA. These areas are among Ms. Blumberg's clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and narrative therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Beckwith's areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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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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