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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 works as a family practitioner. On average, patients gave Dr. Abramowitz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abramowitz include warts, depression, and psoriasis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abramowitz graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Abramowitz is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting 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 specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. 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's areas of expertise include warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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)

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

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

Dr. Carmen Gupta is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Dietze's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Dietze honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Wong is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Wong is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Chinese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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, Diagnostic Evaluation, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shadi Omidi is a medical specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Omidi completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Omidi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Omidi is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Diagnostic Evaluation, Hysteroscopy, ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Alanis-Amezcua honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Alanis-Amezcua attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Alanis-Amezcua speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He 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, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jack Hsiao is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. He works in San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hsiao is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsiao is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Hsiao attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Hsiao speaks Taiwanese.

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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. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and trigger point injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Psychology
3737 Moraga Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Yager specializes in psychology and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Yager's areas of expertise 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 is a psychologist. Dr. Bardwell is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bardwell's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of expertise include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and growth problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadrieh average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from The National University of Iran. Dr. Sadrieh's training includes a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

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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 domestic abuse, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Youssefian speaks 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.