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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass menopause. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenthal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Rosenthal speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting 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 works as a general OB/GYN. His clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Huete average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huete takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Huete speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Michelle Barhaghi is a medical specialist in surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barhaghi accepts. Dr. Barhaghi graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Albert Chen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Latrice Allen is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Allen graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Allen is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center 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: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Mehdi Hemmat sees patients in San Pedro, CA. His medical specialties are surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Shaheed Beheshti Medical University and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hemmat has a special interest in high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Hemmat is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hemmat accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hemmat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In Dr. Nowzari's practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and prostate cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowzari honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Nowzari has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Flechner 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Flechner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Royal Park is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney problems. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Park attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. 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. Beni Naghi's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Naghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include menopause and hormone replacement therapy. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Naghi attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Naghi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naghi welcomes 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Culver City, CA, and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in prostate problems and kidney problems. Dr. Malhotra is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Malhotra attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Yamauchi include prostate problems. Dr. Yamauchi is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yamauchi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Patricio Clavecillas' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Clavecillas is conversant in Filipino. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is a graduate of West Visayas State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Clavecillas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Maxwell Dartey practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Dartey has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Dr. Dartey performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite #607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Bujor, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bujor's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has a special interest in fibroids. The average patient rating for Dr. Bujor is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bujor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Fibroids

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

Dr. Hilda Rodriguez's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rodriguez's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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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.