We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept TRICARE near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Basil S Abramowitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Basil Abramowitz specializes in family medicine. Dr. Abramowitz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and psoriasis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Abramowitz is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Psoriasis, Headache, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn P Nemanich, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Maxwell's clinical interests: warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Maxwell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael C Wong, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
4282 Genesee Avenue; Suite 201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong is an obstetrician and gynecologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Wong has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, female infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carmen Valeria Pittman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carmen Gupta is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Dietze Jr., MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Peter Dietze sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Dietze's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dietze takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, female infertility, contraception (birth control), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Maria Alanis Amezcua, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
6505 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Jose Alanis-Amezcua's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Alanis-Amezcua speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alanis-Amezcua has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, female infertility, contraception (birth control), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shadi Omidi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Shadi Omidi specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Del Mar, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Omidi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Omidi attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Omidi speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jack Hsiao's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hsiao is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. On average, patients gave Dr. Hsiao a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison Breanne Lynch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alison Lynch practices family medicine. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Lynch include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and trigger point injections. Dr. Lynch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lynch is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Contraception, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Acne, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
3737 Moraga Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Yager's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yager include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Allen Bardwell, PhD, MBA
Specializes in Psychology
3252 Holiday Court; #109
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Bardwell works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bardwell include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Bardwell speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Jalal Sadrieh, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other
5222 Balboa Avenue; Suite 42
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jay Sadrieh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadrieh include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and growth problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended The National University of Iran and then went on to complete his residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sadrieh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Heartburn, Multiple Pregnancy, Tuberculosis, Growth ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Therapy
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive; Suite B214
La Jolla, CA
 

Ms. Hermin Youssefian is a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: domestic abuse, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Youssefian takes. She is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Eating ... (Read more)

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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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