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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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Kamran Torbati's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Torbati is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Grace Hospital, Detroit's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Torbati is professionally 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

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

Dr. Shelley Susman practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Susman's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Susman average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Susman's practice 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). He speaks Hebrew. In Dr. Cosgrove's practice, he is particularly interested in erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cosgrove graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction

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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. Dr. Cosgrove is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cosgrove completed a residency program at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is especially interested in hormone replacement therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cosgrove is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cosgrove has an open panel.

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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). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Niku honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Niku is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rubenstein's areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubenstein is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein 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, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roy Ayalon's specialty is general gynecology. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Ayalon attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayalon include minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Ayalon is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ayalon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Ayalon 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 Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18344 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Gil Bender works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Bender has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bender attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Bender is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bender takes. Dr. Bender is open to 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro welcomes 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include anti-aging, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and holistic approaches. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Movassaghi takes. He 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. Dr. Movassaghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Movassaghi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

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

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

Dr. Bijan Daneshgar is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Encino, CA. Patients rated Dr. Daneshgar highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Daneshgar graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Daneshgar trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Daneshgar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Danielzadeh is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Danielzadeh has an open panel. He 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.

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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 specializes in obstetrics. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russo's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo accepts. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Russo attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Koopersmith average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Koopersmith graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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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.