We found 24 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net EPO near Encino, CA.

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin is an urologist and cancer surgeon in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Torbati include high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Torbati accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Torbati (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Jeremy Cosgrove, MD
Specializes in Urology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 800
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Cosgrove is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cosgrove include erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cosgrove's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Soheil Daniel D Niku, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1661 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 310
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Soheil Niku works as an urologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Niku is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Niku's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Shelley Breene Susman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18372 Clark Street; Suite 203
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Shelley Susman is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Susman's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Susman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Urology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 800
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Malcolm Cosgrove practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in hormone replacement therapy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cosgrove accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Dr. Cosgrove attended the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Cosgrove is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cosgrove is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Urology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 800
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for his residency. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, sexual medicine

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Anti-Aging, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 200
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Peter Rubenstein's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rubenstein's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubenstein welcomes new patients. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 407
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Richard Shapiro works as an urologist in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. Patients gave him an average 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 Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Shapiro attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Urologic Disorders, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehran Movassaghi, MD
Specializes in Urology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Mehran Movassaghi, who practices in Santa Monica, CA and North Hollywood, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Movassaghi's clinical interests include anti-aging, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and holistic approaches. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Movassaghi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Movassaghi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Holistic Approaches, Erectile Dysfunction, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dafna Trites, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
18460 Roscoe Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Dafna Trites is a Northridge, CA physician who specializes in general gynecology. She is especially interested in menopause. Dr. Trites has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Trites obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Trites (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. James Albert Danielzadeh, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
18370 Burbank Avenue; Suite 209
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. James Danielzadeh is a specialist in obstetrics. He works in Tarzana, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Danielzadeh's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Danielzadeh's training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Roy Daniel Ayalon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 107
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Roy Ayalon is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Ayalon's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ayalon is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ayalon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18344 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Gil Bender's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bender takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Bender speaks Hebrew. Dr. Bender is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in General Gynecology
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 222
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Bijan Daneshgar is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Daneshgar attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. His clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Daneshgar has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Daneshgar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Daneshgar is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Obstetrics
18034 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 332
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joie Russo is an obstetrician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Russo include high risk pregnancy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo takes. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Russo is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, 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.
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