We found 25 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Ricardo E Huete, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building 5, Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Huete's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Huete's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Huete is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Barbara Lee Schulz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Schulz sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for residency. Dr. Schulz's areas of expertise include menopause and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz honors. She has received the following distinction: Top Doctor, by U.S. News and World Report. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Schulz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Marc J Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 120
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Marc Rosenthal specializes in general gynecology and practices in Torrance, CA and Carson, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rosenthal has a special interest in menopause. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rosenthal has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Joy G Paul, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paul's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Paul focuses on erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Paul's education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Paul (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan, MD, PhD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 202
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Ambartsumyan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ambartsumyan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Flechner performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Flechner speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Flechner welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Cheryl Lynn Sanders, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Sanders practices general gynecology in Redondo Beach, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause and osteoporosis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sanders honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Sanders's training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. John Chin-Tiong Lim, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3465 Torrance Boulevard; Suite S
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Lim specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Lim's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Lim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; #240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Bujor practices general gynecology. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Bujor attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bujor include fibroids. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bujor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Fibroids

Dr. Billy Yee, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
510 N. Prospect Avenue; Suite 202
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Billy Yee is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yee attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yee include infertility. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Albert Chen is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Torrance, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Beni Naghi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; #602
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Beni Naghi's specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Naghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Naghi's areas of expertise include the following: menopause and hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Naghi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naghi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Hilda Elena Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 427
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hilda Rodriguez is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general gynecology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave Dr. Rodriguez a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. George Yamauchi works as an urologist. He is especially interested in prostate problems. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamauchi honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Yamauchi speaks Japanese.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Sameer Malhotra practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhotra include prostate problems and kidney problems. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Henry Y Wu, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
520 N. Prospect Ave. 203
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Henry Wu's area of specialization is general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Wu speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include high risk pregnancy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and abnormal bleeding. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wu average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Myomectomy, Ovarian Cyst Removal, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (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.
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