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We found 10 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO near Orange, CA.

Dr. Myron Ross Kanofsky, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 775
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Myron Kanofsky sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialty is general gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanofsky include gynecological problems, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kanofsky trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Contraception, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Evan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Urology
720 North Tustin Avenue; Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kaufman practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), incontinence, and kidney problems. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urodynamics, Lithotripsy, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Lilly Francine Ramirez-Boyd, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1140 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 410
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lilly Ramirez-Boyd, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramirez-Boyd include menopause, HPV (human papillomavirus), and adolescent gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ramirez-Boyd at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, Dr. Ramirez-Boyd speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Boyd's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, HPV

Dr. Helen H Luong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1174 N Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Helen Luong's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Patient ratings for Dr. Luong average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luong include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luong graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Jane K Hong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1019 W. La Palma Avenue; Suite B
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Jane Hong, who practices in Anaheim, CA, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, Dr. Hong speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Ana M Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
424 S Main Street; Suite N
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ana Sanchez works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Orange, CA. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Martin Luther Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. These areas are among Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests: menopause, pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Pregnancy

Dr. Abha S Gupta, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
801 N Tustin Avenue; #201
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Abha Gupta is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Ana, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Gupta attended Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of colposcopy, biopsy, and infertility. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Biopsy, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Bedros H Kojian, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 308
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Bedros Kojian's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Yerevan State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, uterine prolapse, and infertility. Dr. Kojian has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kojian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Kojian's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Lian T Bach, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E 4th Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Lian Bach's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Ventura County Medical Center. Dr. Bach's areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Bach (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Victor Y Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
845 W La Veta Avenue; 107a
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Victor Hsu works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Orange, CA. In his practice, Dr. Hsu focuses on HIV/AIDS. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HIV/AIDS, Infections

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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.