We found 176 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near West Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Jose Meliton Medrano, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
191 South Buena Vista Street; Suite 300
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Jose Medrano is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Burbank, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Medrano is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Medrano takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Medrano (or staff) speaks Filipino, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Medrano is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lillian Gelberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lillian Gelberg works as a family medicine practitioner in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelberg include vasectomy. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gelberg's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gelberg has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Family Planning

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5901 W. Olympic Boulevard; Suite 503
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sawsan Jamil is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Jamil has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include menopause. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jamil speaks Arabic. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin is an urologist and cancer surgeon in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Ingrid Anne Rodi, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; 202
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ingrid Rodi is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She works in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rodi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Rodi's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodi average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rodi has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sofya Borisovna Tsyganovskaya, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suites D&e
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sofya Tsyganovskaya's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsyganovskaya include menopause. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Odessa State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Michael J Hyman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hyman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyman's areas of expertise consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hyman honors. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hyman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Hyman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Alan Schmones, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2625 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 410
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Schmones sees patients in Burbank, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Schmones is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Schmones graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian is a North Hollywood, CA physician who specializes in family medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Poladian at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Poladian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Philip I Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 West Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Philip Weintraub practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Weintraub studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weintraub has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Weintraub (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Weintraub is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Dino T Deconcini, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
8631 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dino Deconcini specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Deconcini honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deconcini attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Deconcini completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deconcini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Deconcini 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), infertility, vasectomy

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

Dr. Leah A Heap, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 320
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Leah Heap specializes in family medicine and practices in North Hollywood, CA and Valley Village, CA. Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. Her areas of expertise consist of preventive care, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Heap is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). The average patient rating for Dr. Heap is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heap is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Preventive Care, HIV/AIDS, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Jacob Rajfer, MD
Specializes in Urology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Rajfer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rajfer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rajfer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Doctors; America's Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America.

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

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Peyronie's Disease, Male Infertility, Urethral Stricture, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Dawn Amanda Cashie, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2601 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 212
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Cashie works as a surgeon and OB/GYN in Burbank, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Cashie speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Cashie is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cashie takes. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Sanford Lee Polse, MD
Specializes in Urology
2625 W Alameda Avenue; 306
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Polse is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, kidney problems, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Polse takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Polse is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Polse is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Urology, Other
9808 Venice Boulevard; Suite 602
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems and kidney problems. Dr. Malhotra is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malhotra's office for an appointment.

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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.
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