We found 16 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 is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Vuchinich obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Menopause, Obstetrics, Uterine Fibroids), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. Dr. Vuchinich is professionally 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's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Newport Beach, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Moniak include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Moniak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moniak is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Nowzari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery and hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Nowzari trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Nowzari accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nowzari's 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry takes. Dr. Perry is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

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

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

Dr. Anthony Fiore practices family therapy and psychology. His clinical interests include domestic abuse, adjustment disorders, and infidelity issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fiore accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fiore's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in psychology and practices in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Ziegler's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She takes 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 is a psychologist in Costa Mesa, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Mann's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He welcomes new patients. He is conversant in Punjabi.

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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 and practices in Newport Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcus include depression, sexuality, and gender identity. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marcus 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. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nugent takes. Dr. Nugent welcomes 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 specializes in psychology and practices in Irvine, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shafranske include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Shafranske takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in psychology. Dr. Stokols's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice 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. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Goodman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sudhir Gupta's areas of specialization are adolescent medicine and allergy & immunology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at King George Medical University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gupta include autism, autoimmune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Baruch Kuppermann's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Kuppermann (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Kuppermann completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Ophthalmology; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz is a psychiatrist and cognitive therapist in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baringoldz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Nam Lee is an acupuncturist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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