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

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

Dr. Marc Rosenthal's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rosenthal is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include menopause. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Rosenthal speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Ricardo Huete's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in high risk pregnancy. Dr. Huete is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Huete trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Huete is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Joy Paul is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Paul honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, Dr. Paul completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paul 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. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Barbara Schulz's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schulz's clinical interests encompass menopause and osteoporosis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for residency. Dr. Schulz is professionally affiliated with 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. Cheryl Lynn Sanders, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Sanders' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sanders graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 her practice, Dr. Sanders focuses on menopause and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanders is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanders is affiliated with 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, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. George Joji Yamauchi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in prostate problems. Dr. Yamauchi is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamauchi has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Albert Chen specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chen has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen 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, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Alexandra O Bujor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; #240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Bujor works as a general OB/GYN. The average patient rating for Dr. Bujor is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bujor include fibroids. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bujor accepts. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bujor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian. Dr. Bujor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bujor welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Fibroids

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

Dr. Ben Naghi specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Naghi attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in menopause and hormone replacement therapy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Naghi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Naghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Flechner's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flechner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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Dr. Hilda Elena Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3440 West Lomita Boulevard; Suite 202
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hilda Rodriguez is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Rodriguez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Sameer M Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of prostate problems and kidney problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malhotra takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Malhotra performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Malhotra has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan is an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Westminster, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ambartsumyan studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Ambartsumyan has received professional recognition including the following: 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Henry Wu's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wu graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include high risk pregnancy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and abnormal bleeding. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wu 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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All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Myomectomy, Ovarian Cyst Removal, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kay May Kwok is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwok include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwok speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nickolas Albert Tomasic, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nickolas Tomasic is an urologist. Dr. Tomasic obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and kidney problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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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.