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We found 17 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield near Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Kevin Mark Vuchinich, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 340
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Vuchinich's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Vuchinich performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Vuchinich has received the following distinction: America's Top Doctors (Menopause, Obstetrics, Uterine Fibroids), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Pregnancy, Contraception, Fibroids, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Charles Moniak is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Newport Beach, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moniak accepts. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Moniak's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moniak's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farshad Nowzari is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Gardena, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Nowzari honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Nowzari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Nowzari's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Rachel Anne Perry, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 340
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Perry is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Perry's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Maya Ziegler is a psychologist in Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Ziegler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (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's specialties are family therapy and psychology. He practices in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Fiore's areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality

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

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

Dr. Pavaninder Mann works as a psychologist in Costa Mesa, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. These areas are among Dr. Mann's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He speaks Punjabi. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Yen Hoang Tran, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18255 Brookhurst Street; Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Yen Tran sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Yen Tran's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tran's areas of expertise include genital warts, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), and menopause. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran takes. Dr. Tran has an open panel. Dr. Tran attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Marcus is a psychologist. Dr. Marcus's areas of expertise include the following: depression, sexuality, and gender identity. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Edward Shafranske's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shafranske include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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)

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 practices family therapy and psychology in Newport Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Nugent's areas of expertise include depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Jeannette Stokols practices psychology in Irvine, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Stokols include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stokols has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Gilbert Goodman is a general internist. Dr. Goodman's clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's 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, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann sees patients in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuppermann include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Kuppermann takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Ophthalmology; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kuppermann (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Kuppermann 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 is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology. Dr. Gupta's areas of clinical interest consist of autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at King George Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Gupta's distinctions include: Member ASG Study section, NIA, NIH; 2nd APICON 97 Commemorative Oration Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Jeffery Modell Foundation, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz practices psychiatry and cognitive-behavioral therapy in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Baringoldz is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports ... (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.