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We found 31 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Marc Joel Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 120
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Marc Rosenthal is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosenthal has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Rosenthal attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal honors. Dr. Rosenthal is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ricardo E Huete, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building 5, Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Huete's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Huete an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huete include high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Huete is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mehdi Hemmat, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
621 Butte Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Mehdi Hemmat is a San Pedro, CA physician who specializes in surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hemmat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hemmat include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hemmat's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hemmat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Surgical Procedures, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Farhad B Nowzari, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 502
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Nowzari is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Nowzari's clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and prostate cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nowzari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Albert Chun Loh Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 346
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chen's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His clinical interests include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. Dr. Chen has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Alexandra O Bujor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite #607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Bujor is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bujor include fibroids. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bujor accepts. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bujor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian. Dr. Bujor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Fibroids

Dr. Latrice M Allen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Latrice Allen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Torrance, CA. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Allen attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Michelle Goharun Barhaghi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
717 S Averill Avenue
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Barhaghi's medical specialty is surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barhaghi include menopause and osteoporosis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Barhaghi attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Barhaghi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Surgical Procedures, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. George Joji Yamauchi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. He speaks Japanese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamauchi include prostate problems. Dr. Yamauchi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Yamauchi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamauchi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Maxwell A Dartey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1360 W 6th Street; Suite 165
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maxwell Dartey is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Dartey graduated from the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albany Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dartey speaks French. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Dartey has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner, who practices in Torrance, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Flechner speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Royal Son Park, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Royal Park is an urologist in Torrance, CA. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Park attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Beni Naghi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 602
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ben Naghi practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Naghi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Naghi studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Naghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Sameer M Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Malhotra's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Patricio Cabonce Clavecillas Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1449 W. 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Patricio Clavecillas' medical specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Clavecillas has a special interest in diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is a graduate of West Visayas State University College of Medicine. Dr. Clavecillas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Diabetes Management, HIV/AIDS, General Care, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Hilda Elena Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 427
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hilda Rodriguez works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Rodriguez has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk ... (Read more)

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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.