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We found 48 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Glen Scott Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2501 E. Chapman Avenue; Suite 305
Orange, CA
 

Dr. G. Smith is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orange County Medical Center. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: warts, diabetes, and menstrual disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Warts, Knee Pain, Allergies, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Menstrual Disorders, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Mark Vuchinich, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 S. Manchester Avenue; Suite 600
Orange, CA
 

Dr. K. Vuchinich practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include contraception (birth control), fibroids, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Vuchinich attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vuchinich has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors (Menopause, Obstetrics, Uterine Fibroids), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd..

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Pregnancy, Contraception, Fibroids, Robotic Surgery

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. Carol Ann Major, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1140 W. La Veta Avenue; Suite 805
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Carol Major's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. She speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Major's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and MemorialCare Health System. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Major has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Southern California Super Doctors; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, High Risk Pregnancy

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. Shawn Matthew Beck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 402
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Beck, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Beck's areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Urethral Reconstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Vasectomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ivan Ray Nichols, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2501 East Chapman Avenue; Suite 204
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Nichols' specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), skin biopsy, and wounds. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nichols is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichols attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Wounds, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Weight Loss, Skin Biopsy

Dr. Jay S.H. Masserman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 455
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jay Masserman is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Masserman's areas of expertise consist of menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Masserman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Masserman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Yoko Suzuki, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
14642 Newport Avenue; Suite 408
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Yoko Suzuki is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suzuki include infertility. Patients gave Dr. Suzuki an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Suzuki's distinctions include: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedure and Mitsui-Japanese Medical Society of America scholarship. She speaks Japanese. Dr. Suzuki is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. David G Diaz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite #411
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. David Diaz's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA and Fullerton, CA. Dr. Diaz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Diaz include gynecological problems, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Diaz's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Jude Hospital. Dr. Diaz attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes. Dr. Diaz has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Freya Elena Marshall, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Freya Marshall's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Marshall's areas of expertise include the following: menopause and hormone replacement therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Marshall speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Marshall is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Luis Felipe Morales Knight, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2223 E Wellington Avenue; Suite 350
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Luis Morales Knight practices psychology and counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Morales Knight is conversant in Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Systematic Desensitization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virany Margaret Kreng, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Virany Kreng practices family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well women care, genital warts, and adolescent issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreng accepts. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kreng is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Genital Warts, Family Planning, Pap Test, HPV, Patient Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jong Won Park, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2501 East Chapman Avenue; Suite 204
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jong Park's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, menopause, and mole removal. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. He attended Yonsei University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Screening, Infertility, Headache, Breast Issues, Contraception, Weight Loss, Mole ... (Read more)

Dr. Pai-Wen Sheen, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 560
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Paiwen Sheen's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Patient ratings for Dr. Sheen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheen is especially interested in amniocentesis, colposcopy, 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 Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sheen graduated from China Medical University, Taiwan and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic Surgery, Amniocentesis

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Specializes in Urology, Other
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 402
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ashok Kar is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kar include male infertility, kidney stones, and prostate surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai, the University of Toledo College of Medicine, and Grant Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Kar is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Ultrasound, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostate Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Male Infertility, Robotic ... (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.