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's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tarzana, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torbati is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit. In addition to English, Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Shelley Susman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Susman's clinical interests: menopause and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Susman takes. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Daniel Cosgrove's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cosgrove include erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Cosgrove speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction

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

Dr. Malcolm Cosgrove sees patients in Encino, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cosgrove is especially interested in hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cosgrove is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine and a graduate of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh's residency program. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Soheil Niku's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Niku is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Niku honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Encino, CA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rubenstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rubenstein is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Mehran Movassaghi works as an urologist. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Movassaghi performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Movassaghi include anti-aging, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and holistic approaches. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Movassaghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Movassaghi is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

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

Dr. James Danielzadeh specializes in obstetrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Danielzadeh at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Danielzadeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Richard Shapiro's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shapiro accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Shapiro performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Roy Ayalon is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Ayalon an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayalon include minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ayalon graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ayalon (or staff) speaks 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 is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bender's areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Bender takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Bijan Daneshgar practices general gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Daneshgar's areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. Dr. Daneshgar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He 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

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

Dr. Dafna Trites' area of specialization is general gynecology. Before completing her residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Dr. Trites attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause. Dr. Trites's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Trites (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Trites's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Joie Russo practices obstetrics in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Russo attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo takes. Dr. Russo is professionally 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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