We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1456 near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. Greg Denhaese's specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denhaese 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. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Denhaese trained at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Denhaese 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: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Landrigan practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Landrigan's clinical interests: cryotherapy, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Landrigan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN. On average, patients gave Dr. Sosna a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. 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 Tulane University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Sosna is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Brandon, FL, Gibsonton, FL, and Lithia, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandez-Boratti average 4.0 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti is affiliated with 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Riemer is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Riemer's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Riverview, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Alver attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alver include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney problems. Dr. Alver is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alver accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alver is affiliated with 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)

Clarissa Crystal-Belle Clarissa Crystal-Belle
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
207 W. Morgan Street
Brandon, FL
 

Ms. Clarissa Crystal-Belle specializes in family therapy and counseling. Ms. Crystal-Belle's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Crystal-Belle accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's ... (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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