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We found 180 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicare near West Hollywood, CA.

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. Her areas of expertise include vasectomy. Dr. Gelberg has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gelberg has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gelberg is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Family Planning

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

Dr. Jose Medrano specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Medrano (or staff) speaks Filipino, Italian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Medrano is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Medrano completed a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Medrano average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Sawsan Jamil is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Jamil has a special interest in menopause. She is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Jamil's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Ingrid Rodi's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Rodi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, 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. Sofya Borisovna Tsyganovskaya, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suites D&e
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sofya Tsyganovskaya's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. In her practice, Dr. Tsyganovskaya focuses on menopause. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She attended Odessa State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsyganovskaya accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Leah Heap sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Valley Village, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include preventive care, general care, and women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Heap is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heap is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Heap is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Michael Hyman works as an urologist in Burbank, CA and Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Hyman's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hyman is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His practice 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. Philip I Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 West Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Philip Weintraub is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weintraub has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Weintraub is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Weintraub (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Jacob Rajfer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rajfer include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rajfer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Sameer M Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
9808 Venice Boulevard; Suite 602
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhotra include prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Malhotra's hospital/clinic 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: , infertility

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

Dr. Alyssa Mae Wittenberg, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1300 South Vermont Avenue; Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Alyssa Quimby is a general gynecology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Her clinical interests include menopause, contraception (birth control), and fibroids. Dr. Quimby is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Quimby attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: USC Obstetrics and Gynecology Department Peer Selected Awards; Organization and Management; and Leadership. Dr. Quimby is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Gynecologic Surgery, Alternative Medicine

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

Dr. Stephen Schmones is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Schmones is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schmones is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian practices general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Poladian focuses on minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Poladian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Poladian is professionally 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: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Armen Antranik Kassabian, MD
Specializes in Urology
2701 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 506
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Armen Kassabian's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Kassabian a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Kassabian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Kassabian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

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 obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Cashie's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause and high risk pregnancy. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of White Memorial Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cashie is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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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.