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

Specializes in General Gynecology
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building 5, Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Huete is a general gynecology specialist. In Dr. Huete's practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Huete attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

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. Dr. Rosenthal's clinical interests encompass menopause. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Rosenthal completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in General Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Schulz is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Schulz's clinical interests include menopause and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Dr. Schulz has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received the distinction of Top Doctor, by U.S. News and World Report. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Paul's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Paul graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Paul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

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. She practices in Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Westminster, CA. 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ambartsumyan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urologist in Torrance, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Flechner is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flechner accepts. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Sanders works as a general gynecologist in Redondo Beach, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Sanders has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanders accepts. Dr. Sanders attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Sanders is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in General Gynecology
3465 Torrance Boulevard; Suite S
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Lim is a general gynecologist. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lim is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 346
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chen is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alexandra Bujor's specialty is general gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include fibroids. Dr. Bujor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Bujor attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bujor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Fibroids

Specializes in General Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; #602
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Beni Naghi is a general gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Naghi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naghi has a special interest in menopause and hormone replacement therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Naghi's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Naghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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

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

Dr. Billy Yee works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include infertility. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yee is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 427
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hilda Rodriguez's area of specialization is general gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Yamauchi sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Yamauchi's areas of expertise include prostate problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Yamauchi trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Yamauchi has an open panel.

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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 works as an urologist in Los Angeles, CA, Culver City, CA, and Torrance, CA. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Malhotra completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In his practice, Dr. Malhotra focuses on prostate problems and kidney problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
520 N. Prospect Ave. 203
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Henry Wu's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Wu is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and abnormal bleeding. Patient ratings for Dr. Wu average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Wu welcomes 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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