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

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

Dr. Soroush Ramin is an urologist and cancer surgeon in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He 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. Jose Meliton Medrano, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2211 West Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 250
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Jose Medrano is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Burbank, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Medrano is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Medrano takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Medrano (or staff) speaks Filipino, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Medrano is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Meaghan Pinheiro is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pinheiro include menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Pinheiro takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Pinheiro is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyman's areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hyman honors. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hyman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Hyman is open to 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 sees patients in Burbank, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Schmones is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Schmones graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, 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 studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weintraub has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Weintraub (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Weintraub is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in North Hollywood, CA and Valley Village, CA. Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. Her areas of expertise consist of preventive care, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Heap is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). The average patient rating for Dr. Heap is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heap is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Sanford Polse is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, kidney problems, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Polse takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Polse is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Polse is open to new patients.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Burbank, CA and West Hills, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hadadian include obesity, anti-aging, and menopause. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Hadadian (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hadadian's office for an appointment.

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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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearson include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and preventive care. Dr. Pearson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pearson is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suites D&e
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sofya Tsyganovskaya's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsyganovskaya include menopause. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Odessa State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Dawn Cashie works as a surgeon and OB/GYN in Burbank, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Cashie speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Cashie is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cashie takes. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. David Newfield is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Newfield (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. In his practice, Dr. Newfield focuses on menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Newfield is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He attended medical school at Free University of Brussels. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Newfield is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, 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 is a North Hollywood, CA physician who specializes in family medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Poladian at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Poladian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Jerry Garrett works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Garrett average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Garrett include kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garrett obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Flores is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Flores at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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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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