We found 38 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Medrano (or staff) speaks Filipino, Italian, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medrano include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Medrano is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Medrano is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ramin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ramin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Sofya Tsyganovskaya, who practices in Burbank, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tsyganovskaya average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass menopause. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Tsyganovskaya is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Tsyganovskaya completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Leah Heap's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heap's clinical interests include preventive care, general care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heap accepts. Dr. Heap's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Meaghan Pinheiro practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pinheiro is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. She is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. 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 is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Pinheiro's distinctions include: 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.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Burbank, CA and Santa Clarita, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyman include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hyman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Hyman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hyman's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Philip Weintraub is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Burbank, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weintraub's areas of clinical interest consist of prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weintraub takes. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Weintraub (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Stephen Schmones is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Schmones is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Schmones completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmones include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmones is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Schmones's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in North Hollywood, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Poladian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poladian has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Poladian attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Poladian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Poladian's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Sedi Hadadian is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hadadian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Her areas of expertise include obesity, anti-aging, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadadian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadadian welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and preventive care. Patients gave Dr. Pearson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pearson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Dawn Cashie's medical specialty is surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Cashie attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Cashie focuses on menopause and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Cashie average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cashie's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. She has an open panel.

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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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Burbank, CA. After completing medical school at Free University of Brussels, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. These areas are among Dr. Newfield's clinical interests: menopause and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newfield accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newfield (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. 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, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Sanford Polse is an urologist in Burbank, CA. Dr. Polse is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Polse focuses on prostate problems, kidney problems, and hormone replacement therapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Polse is professionally 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, Hormone Replacement Therapy, 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. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Flores's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Flores is accepting new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Flores trained at White Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, 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 his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney problems. Dr. Garrett's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Garrett's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Garrett is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

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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.