We found 46 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 a family practice physician. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Orange County Medical Center. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: warts, diabetes, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Smith honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: 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. Kevin Vuchinich works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Vuchinich's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Vuchinich attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Vuchinich has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Menopause, Obstetrics, Uterine Fibroids), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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 is a specialist in general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanofsky include gynecological problems, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanofsky honors. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He 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: , 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 is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology specialist in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Fullerton, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Major average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Major has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Southern California Super Doctors; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Major is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Jude Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Jay Masserman's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Masserman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Masserman's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Masserman attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masserman takes. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Luis Morales Knight is a psychologist and counselor. Dr. Morales Knight's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and adolescent issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting 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. Freya Elena Marshall, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Freya Marshall sees patients in Manhattan Beach, CA, Orange, CA, and Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Marshall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Marshall completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Fullerton, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Diaz graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Diaz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Gynecological Problems

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

Dr. Shawn Beck's specialty is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beck include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Beck's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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

Dr. Jeffrey Evan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Urology
720 North Tustin Avenue; Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kaufman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaufman include erectile dysfunction (impotence), incontinence, and kidney problems. Dr. Kaufman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient ratings for Dr. Kaufman average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Urodynamics, Lithotripsy, Kidney ... (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 is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Orange, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Sheen's areas of clinical interest consist of amniocentesis, colposcopy, 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. After completing medical school at China Medical University, Taiwan, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Sheen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheen honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Jong Park practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include gynecological problems, menopause, and mole removal. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Park honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Park obtained his medical school training at Yonsei University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Park (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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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. Rachel Anne Perry, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Perry's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Perry honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Frank D Yelian, MD, PhD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3500 Barranca Parkway; Suite 300
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Frank Yelian is a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Yelian's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yelian include infertility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Yelian graduated from Zhejiang University. He completed his residency training at Synergy Medical Education Alliance. In addition to English, Dr. Yelian (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Japanese. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Teresa H Garcia, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; 480
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Garcia is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Garcia's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of essure, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial ablation. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Garcia attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yoko Suzuki practices obstetrics and gynecology in Long Beach, CA, Tustin, CA, and Irvine, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Suzuki's areas of expertise include infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Suzuki include: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedure and Mitsui-Japanese Medical Society of America scholarship. Dr. Suzuki speaks Japanese. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery

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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.