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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramin include urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Cosgrove practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Encino, CA. In his practice, Dr. Cosgrove focuses on erectile dysfunction (impotence). The average patient rating for Dr. Cosgrove is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cosgrove's 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). He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction

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

Dr. Kamran Torbati works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Tarzana, CA. Before performing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Torbati's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Torbati is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tarzana, CA. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In her practice, Dr. Susman focuses on menopause and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Susman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Susman is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Malcolm Cosgrove is an urologist in Encino, CA. He is especially interested in hormone replacement therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cosgrove is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Cosgrove speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Niku honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Niku attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Niku's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez is an urologist 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez 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)

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

Dr. Peter Rubenstein specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Rubenstein's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubenstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gil Bender is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. In Dr. Bender's practice, he is particularly interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Bender speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Richard Shapiro practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tarzana, CA. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Shapiro trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro honors. Dr. Shapiro has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Santa Monica, CA and North Hollywood, CA. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and holistic approaches. Dr. Movassaghi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Roy Daniel Ayalon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 107
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Roy Ayalon's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Ayalon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Ayalon is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ayalon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ayalon's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Bijan Daneshgar works as a general gynecologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Daneshgar has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Daneshgar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Daneshgar is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Dafna Trites specializes in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Trites an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in menopause. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Trites (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Trites's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. James Danielzadeh's area of specialization is obstetrics. Dr. Danielzadeh obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has a special interest in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Danielzadeh's 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

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

Dr. Joie Russo works as an obstetrician. In Dr. Russo's practice, she is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Russo is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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.