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We found 23 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 areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shelley Susman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Susman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Susman include menopause and high risk pregnancy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Susman is open to new patients.

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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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Cosgrove's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Cosgrove focuses on erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cosgrove is open to new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Hebrew.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torbati include high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Torbati (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Torbati's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Malcolm Cosgrove is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Encino, CA. His clinical interests include hormone replacement therapy. Patients rated Dr. Cosgrove highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Dr. Cosgrove trained at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for residency. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Niku average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Niku honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Niku is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health System. His 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 works as an urologist in Encino, CA. In Dr. Gonzalez's practice, he is particularly interested in anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Gonzalez completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is open to 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 works as a general OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubenstein include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Rubenstein's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein is conversant in Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Gil Bender, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Bender average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bender is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shapiro is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shapiro has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro 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. Mehran Movassaghi, MD
Specializes in Urology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Mehran Movassaghi is an urologist. Dr. Movassaghi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and holistic approaches. Dr. Movassaghi's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Movassaghi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. 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), 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 is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general gynecology. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Ayalon's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ayalon graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ayalon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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 is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Daneshgar is especially interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daneshgar takes. Dr. Daneshgar attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Daneshgar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. James Danielzadeh's specialty is obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Danielzadeh include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Danielzadeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Danielzadeh highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 Obstetrics
18034 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 332
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joie Russo works as an obstetrician in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. Dr. Russo is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Russo's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Tina Beth Koopersmith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
13320 Riverside Drive; #220
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tina Koopersmith is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Koopersmith a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Koopersmith completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Koopersmith include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Koopersmith's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.