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We found 70 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Sherman Oaks, CA.

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Breene Susman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 100
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Shelley Susman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Susman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Susman include menopause and high risk pregnancy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Susman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torbati include high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Torbati (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Torbati's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Soheil Daniel D Niku, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1661 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 310
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Soheil Niku's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Niku average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Niku honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Niku is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
8631 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dino Deconcini's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Deconcini's clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deconcini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Deconcini is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Margaret Rosciszewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
1681 Benedict Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Anna Fuchs is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Fuchs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Her areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence) and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fuchs's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 510e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Malcolm Margolin practices obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Margolin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, menstrual disorders, and female infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Margolin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, contraception (birth control), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Ovarian Cancer, Vaginal Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 200
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Peter Rubenstein works as a general OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubenstein include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Rubenstein's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Tsui, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8631 W. Third Street; Suite 840e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Tsui's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsui include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Tsui is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Tsui completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), female infertility, contraception (birth control), tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Vaginal Infection, Intrauterine Device, Myomectomy, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18344 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Gil Bender, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Bender average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bender is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18344 Clark Street; Suite 202
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Brian Fenmore's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Fenmore is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fenmore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
8635 West Third Street; Suite 870w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kim's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kim attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Regina Edmond's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Edmond (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Edmond's clinical interests: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and prenatal ultrasound. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Edmond attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Edmond honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Prenatal Ultrasound, Cervical Dysplasia, Cesarean Section, Yeast Infection, HPV, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Urology
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 415
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Bakshandeh is a pediatric urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, prostate cancer, and weight management. Dr. Bakshandeh is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakshandeh welcomes new patients. He attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 415
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, female infertility, and fibroids. Dr. Kashanchi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kashanchi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kashanchi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), female infertility, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), infertility, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Contraception, HPV, Weight Management, Intrauterine Device, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
8631 W Third Street; Suite 810e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hackmeyer specializes in general gynecology. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hackmeyer's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and female infertility. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hackmeyer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hackmeyer is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), female infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Adenomyosis, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, Vaginal ... (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.