We found 17 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Jamil Ur Rehman, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
128 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jamil Rehman is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney problems. Dr. Rehman is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Rehman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allyson V Jones, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Allyson Jones is a general gynecology specialist in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bethesda North Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine C Pitt, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Pitt specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Pitt attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Pitt is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese sees patients in Brandon, FL, Plant City, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Denhaese is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denhaese honors 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), infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zayda M Chamorro-Roberts, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Zayda Chamorro-Roberts practices general gynecology in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chamorro-Roberts include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Chamorro-Roberts trained at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Immunization, Contraception, Surgical Procedures, Women's Health Issues, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas is a general gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Armas include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave Dr. Armas a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armas takes. Dr. Armas attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi H Arnold, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Heidi Arnold's area of specialization is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Arnold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Arnold graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Tampa General Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes 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), infertility

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Zweibach, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
815 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zweibach practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Brandon, FL and Riverview, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Zweibach speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zweibach include menstrual disorders, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pain. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Zweibach completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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: , infertility

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Pain, Infertility, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. James E Baron, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Baron works as a general gynecologist in Brandon, FL, Lithia, FL, and Plant City, FL. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and adolescent issues. Dr. Baron's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Baron attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Antoinina C Watkins, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antoinina Watkins, who practices in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Watkins's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Watkins 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), infertility

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
505 Eichenfeld Drive; Suite 109
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Richard Landrigan is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Landrigan's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Landrigan attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
619 Eichenfeld Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Tara Sosna is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Sosna performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Sosna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sosna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. For her professional training, Dr. Fernandez-Boratti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti 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 conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

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

Dr. Ira Allan Riemer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
619 Eichenfeld Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ira Riemer's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Riemer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Riemer studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Eugene Alver, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. James Alver practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Alver average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alver include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney problems. He 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. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alver's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
503 Eichenfeld Drive; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Gary Ronay practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ronay include bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Ronay average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ronay is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ronay speaks Hungarian. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male Infertility, Prostate ... (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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