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We found 27 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Belleair, FL.

Dr. Susan Lee Marcelli, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Marcelli's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Marcelli an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Ann Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Young is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Young's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Elizabeth Dadisman, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Dadisman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dadisman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Dadisman attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dadisman average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Belen Charles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana May's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. Dr. May is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. May (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. May is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Cespedes Connor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Diana Connor is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Connor's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Connor average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Blair Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rudolph is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Rudolph performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kyriaki Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Saravanos include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Saravanos's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saravanos attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saul Robert Lerner, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Saul Lerner's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lerner average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Lerner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Rodger Wallace, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wallace's specialty is family medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wallace's areas of expertise include back pain, herpes, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace honors. Dr. Wallace graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sabala is conversant in Polish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Sabala attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sabala's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Georgette Jean McCance, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Georgette McCance is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. McCance is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. McCance (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. McCance's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Stewart Rosen, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1934 Soule Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Rosen is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katharine Vrcelj Weinstock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katharine Weinstock works as a general OB/GYN. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Weinstock's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Weinstock (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Ellen Ritter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Ritter sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ritter is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Sacred Heart Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ritter is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Moneer M Mansour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 330
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Moneer Mansour specializes in family medicine and practices in Largo, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mansour include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Mansour has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mansour speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Jane Fosnot, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Belleair, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fosnot sees patients in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fosnot at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fosnot trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (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.