We found 34 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Donna Shoupe, MBA, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, General Gynecology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Donna Shoupe's areas of specialization are family medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and general gynecology; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Shoupe's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Shoupe attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shoupe include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Contraception, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart D Boyd, MD
Specializes in Urology
1441 Eastlake Avenue, Kenneth Norris Cancer Center; Suite 7416
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stuart Boyd is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boyd include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney cancer. Dr. Boyd's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyd takes. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Boyd has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and The Best Doctors in America.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urethral Reconstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Carlton Francis Valvo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1500 S. Central Avenue; Suite 108
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Valvo works as an urologist. He has a special interest in prostate problems. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Valvo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Valvo's office for an appointment. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kathleen Marie Brennan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Ucla Medical Plaza, Department of Ob/gyn; Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Brennan's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brennan include menopause, fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Brennan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Brennan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Genetic Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aline S Ketefian, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Aline Ketefian's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ketefian is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass infertility. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Ketefian honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Ketefian trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Scholarship Award, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society; Leo G. Rigler, M.D. Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Certificate of Appreciation. Dr. Ketefian speaks Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Peyman Banooni, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1919 W 7th Street; Unit 2a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peyman Banooni's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Banooni's areas of expertise include the following: HPV (human papillomavirus), ectopic pregnancy, and endometrial ablation. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Banooni is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Banooni has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Banooni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: HPV, Ectopic Pregnancy, Adenomyosis, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Brandye V Wilson-Manigat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 430
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Brandye Wilson-Manigat is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Pasadena, CA. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wilson-Manigat completed a residency program at Rochester General Hospital. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Wilson-Manigat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Craig G Clark, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
1800 Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite A
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Craig Clark works as a psychologist, counselor, and psychotherapist in South Pasadena, CA and Pasadena, CA. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Clark is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark honors Blue Shield, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction, sexuality, infertility, intimacy issues

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1720 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Steuer's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling. Dr. Steuer's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Steuer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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Dr. Un Chu Agnes Oh, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1125 W 6th Street; Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Un Chu Oh's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology. Dr. Oh's clinical interests include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mari Radzik, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mari Radzik works as a psychologist. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Radzik accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sexuality, Transgender Issues, Education, Clinical Supervision, Obesity, Eating Disorders

Dr. Sarah Neustadter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
714 W Olympic Boulevard; 703
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Neustadter practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neustadter include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. Dr. Neustadter accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael S Karp, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Karp sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of cancer screening, HIV/AIDS, and perioperative medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karp honors. Dr. Karp obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Karp include: Intern of the Year, LAC+USC Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine and Resident of the Year, LAC+USC Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Karp is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Perioperative Medicine, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Joseph John Cadden, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Cadden is an adult infectious disease specialist. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cadden include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Cadden is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. John David Carmichael, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John Carmichael's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypopituitarism. The average patient rating for Dr. Carmichael is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Carmichael completed a residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Carmichael has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Carmichael's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Adrenal Disorders, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Cushing's Syndrome, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Maria Ochoa is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). In Dr. Ochoa's practice, she is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), acne, and psoriasis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 4 and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ochoa attended Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Outstanding Teacher Award, UCLA, Division of Dermatology. In addition to English, Dr. Ochoa speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin Cancer, Acne, Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS, Tropical Skin Diseases, Sexually ... (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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