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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanofsky include gynecological problems, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kanofsky is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kanofsky at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), incontinence, and kidney problems. Dr. Kaufman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Jane K Hong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1019 W. La Palma Avenue; Suite B
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Jane Hong sees patients in Anaheim, CA. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong accepts. Dr. Hong studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Hong is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Helen Luong is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Anaheim, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Luong a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Luong is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass menopause, HPV (human papillomavirus), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Ramirez-Boyd honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Ramirez-Boyd speaks Spanish. She is 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: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, HPV

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

Dr. Ana Sanchez practices obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests: menopause, pregnancy, and infertility. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sanchez trained at Martin Luther Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanchez'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: Menopause, Infertility, Pregnancy

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

Dr. Abha Gupta's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include colposcopy, biopsy, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta's education and training includes medical school at Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Orange, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, uterine prolapse, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Kojian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kojian takes. He attended medical school at Yerevan State Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Kojian trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Kojian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His 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: , 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. Dr. Bach is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Ventura County Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bach include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bach (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Bach is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He has indicated that his clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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.