We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO near Orange, CA.

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

Dr. Myron Kanofsky, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Kanofsky's areas of expertise include gynecological problems, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kanofsky completed residency programs at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Kanofsky a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Contraception, Laser Treatment, ... (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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Hong attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Korean. She 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. Jeffrey Evan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Urology
720 North Tustin Avenue; Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kaufman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Santa Ana, CA and Irvine, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include erectile dysfunction (impotence), incontinence, and kidney problems. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kaufman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Kaufman has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He 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. 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. Dr. Luong is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Luong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Bedros Kojian's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Kojian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Clinical interests for Dr. Kojian include pelvic reconstructive surgery, uterine prolapse, and infertility. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from Yerevan State Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Kojian's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Reconstructive ... (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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Orange, CA. Patients gave Dr. Ramirez-Boyd an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, HPV (human papillomavirus), and adolescent gynecology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Ramirez-Boyd attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She 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 is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include menopause, pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Sanchez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Martin Luther Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Sanchez is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Santa Ana, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Gupta's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colposcopy, biopsy, and infertility. She honors 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. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Biopsy, Intrauterine Device

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

Dr. Victor Hsu, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hsu include HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He 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: , 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.
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