We found 37 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield near North Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Jose Meliton Medrano, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2211 West Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 250
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Jose Medrano specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Medrano is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Medrano welcomes new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Medrano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Italian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sofya Borisovna Tsyganovskaya, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suites D&e
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sofya Tsyganovskaya is a general OB/GYN. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Tsyganovskaya attended Odessa State Medical University for medical school. She has a special interest in menopause. Dr. Tsyganovskaya's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Meaghan Maureen Pinheiro, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1300 N Vermont Avenue; 301
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Meaghan Pinheiro sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinheiro include menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Dr. Pinheiro takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received distinctions including You're a Star, awarded to physicians at LAC+USC for excellent patient care; Dean's Fellowship Awards for Undergraduate Faculty Research, Boston College, Summer and Fall; and Dean's List, Boston College, Fall 2000 through Spring 2003. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Pinheiro is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Contraception, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hyman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hyman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hyman has indicated that his clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyman speaks Spanish. Dr. Hyman is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Alan Schmones, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2625 West Alameda Avenue; Suite 410
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Schmones is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Schmones's clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmones average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Schmones's residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Family Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian specializes in family medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Poladian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Poladian is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Poladian is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Poladian completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Philip I Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 West Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Philip Weintraub practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Weintraub's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weintraub include prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Weintraub studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Weintraub has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Weintraub (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Leah A Heap, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 320
N Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Leah Heap sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Valley Village, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Heap's practice, she is particularly interested in preventive care, general care, and women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Heap completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Preventive Care, HIV/AIDS, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Dawn Amanda Cashie, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2601 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 212
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Cashie, who practices in Burbank, CA, is a medical specialist in surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in menopause and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Cashie is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at White Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cashie is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Surgical Procedures, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sanford Lee Polse, MD
Specializes in Urology
2625 W Alameda Avenue; 306
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Polse is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Burbank, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, kidney problems, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Polse is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Polse honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. Sedigheh Haddadianpour, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite #475
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sedi Hadadian specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Burbank, CA and West Hills, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include obesity, anti-aging, and menopause. Dr. Hadadian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Geisinger Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Hadadian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher W.T. Pearson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suite D & E
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pearson is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pearson is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in menopause, high risk pregnancy, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pearson welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Preventive Care

Dr. David L Newfield, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 406
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. David Newfield's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Newfield (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Newfield include menopause and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After attending Free University of Brussels for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newfield takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jerry S Garrett, MD
Specializes in Urology
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 235
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Garrett practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Burbank, CA and Newhall, CA. Dr. Garrett's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass kidney problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garrett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. Carlos Alberto Flores Jr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
500 E. Olive Avenue; Suite 420
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Flores' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Flores is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Flores attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Flores is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

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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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