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We found 39 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Medrano highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. 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 Filipino, Italian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Medrano welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Burbank, CA. She has a special interest in menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Tsyganovskaya is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsyganovskaya honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Odessa State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Los Angeles, CA. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pinheiro include menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Dr. Pinheiro honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pinheiro 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pinheiro speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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. Leah A Heap, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 320
N Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Leah Heap works as a family practice physician. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Heap include preventive care, general care, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heap accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Michael Hyman, who practices in Burbank, CA and Santa Clarita, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hyman speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He 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, who practices in Burbank, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Schmones focuses on menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Schmones has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Schmones speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Schmones 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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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Poladian has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poladian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Burbank, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weintraub include prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Dr. Weintraub has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Christopher Pearson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Pearson's clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Pearson has an open panel.

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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 specializes in surgery and obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Burbank, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cashie has a special interest in menopause and high risk pregnancy. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Cashie takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Burbank, CA. His clinical interests encompass prostate problems, kidney problems, and hormone replacement therapy. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Polse completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Polse is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hadadian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, anti-aging, and menopause. Dr. Hadadian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hadadian's medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Hadadian is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newfield include menopause and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newfield accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Newfield is a graduate of Free University of Brussels. Dr. Newfield's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Newfield (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Carlos Flores is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Flores graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Patients gave Dr. Flores an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Flores is professionally 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: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Richard Bardowell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 W Alameda Avenue; #303
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Richard Bardowell is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in menopause, holistic approaches, and osteoporosis. Dr. Bardowell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bardowell is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Bardowell attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases, Osteopathic Medicine

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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.