We found 14 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield near Newport Beach, CA.

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Dr. Farshad B Nowzari, MD
Specializes in Urology
19066 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Farshad Nowzari sees patients in Gardena, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nowzari (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: robotic surgery and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Nowzari is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Nowzari obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Charles Wallace Moniak, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
320 Superior Avenue; #230
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Charles Moniak is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Moniak speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Moniak's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moniak accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moniak's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Sacrocolpopexy, Da Vinci Surgery, Myomectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Fiore, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Other
Suite 295, Office 1; 901 Dove Streeet
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Fiore is a family therapist and psychologist in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include domestic abuse, adjustment disorders, and infidelity issues. Dr. Fiore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction, sexuality

All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, Relationships and Dating ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
1151 Dove Street; Suite 160
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Maya Ziegler's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Ziegler's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
9114 Adams Avenue; #179
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pavaninder Mann specializes in psychology and practices in Costa Mesa, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mann's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports Health, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
1000 Quail Street; Suite 170
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Marcus specializes in psychology. Dr. Marcus's areas of expertise include depression, sexuality, and gender dysphoria. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marcus accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann Nugent, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
5015 Birch Street; Newport Beach, Ca, Office 1
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Nugent specializes in family therapy and psychology and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nugent honors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

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

Dr. Edward Paul Shafranske, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
18111 Von Karman Avenue; Room 209
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Edward Shafranske is a psychologist in Irvine, CA. Dr. Shafranske's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
16755 Von Karman Avenue; Suite 200
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Stokols is a psychologist in Irvine, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Stokols honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Infertility, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, Employment Issues, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Baruch Davidson Kuppermann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
850 Health Science Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann works as a retina specialist in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Kuppermann completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Ophthalmology; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kuppermann (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Uveitis, Photodynamic Therapy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Sudhir Gupta's medical specialty is adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Gupta has received professional recognition including the following: Member ASG Study section, NIA, NIH; 2nd APICON 97 Commemorative Oration Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Jeffery Modell Foundation, New York. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, HIV/AIDS, Autism, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. He has a special interest in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Goodman completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Bone Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychiatry, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1001 Dove Street; Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz works as a psychiatrist and cognitive therapist in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Baringoldz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Nam S Lee, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
425 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite E
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nam Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (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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