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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: warts, diabetes, and menstrual disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Orange County Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Vuchinich performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Vuchinich has received the following distinction: 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 medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Kanofsky has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Kanofsky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of 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. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), incontinence, and kidney problems. 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 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). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaufman include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kaufman's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Major focuses on diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and MemorialCare Health System. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Major performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Major's distinctions include: 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. Jay S.H. Masserman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 455
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jay Masserman's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masserman include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Luis Felipe Morales Knight, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2223 E Wellington Avenue; Suite 350
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Luis Morales Knight works as a psychologist and counselor in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Morales Knight's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Shawn Beck specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Orange, CA. Dr. Beck's areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Beck attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). His practice is open to 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. Freya Elena Marshall, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 The City Drive S
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Freya Marshall sees patients in Orange, CA, Torrance, CA, and Manhattan Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Marshall is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Marshall's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Yoko Suzuki is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Long Beach, CA, Tustin, CA, and Irvine, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Suzuki is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Suzuki include infertility. Dr. Suzuki's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suzuki is accepting new patients. She trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Suzuki has received the following distinctions: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedure and Mitsui-Japanese Medical Society of America scholarship. She is conversant in Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Ivan Nichols specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nichols is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), skin biopsy, and wounds. Dr. Nichols's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Nichols speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diaz has an open panel. He 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. Dr. Diaz completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Diaz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Gynecological Problems

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

Dr. Jong Park's specialty is family medicine. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Park attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include gynecological problems, menopause, and mole removal. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Rachel Anne Perry, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Perry is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Perry's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of Zhejiang University and a graduate of Synergy Medical Education Alliance's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Yelian focuses on infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Yelian at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Pai-Wen Sheen, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 560
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Paiwen Sheen's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He speaks Mandarin. His areas of clinical interest consist of amniocentesis, colposcopy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Sheen's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. His education and training includes medical school at China Medical University, Taiwan and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sheen takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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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.