We found 60 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Cesar Augusto Lara, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1217 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Lara is a family practice physician. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lara include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lara (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Travel Medicine, Geriatric ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Katherine Dadisman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Dadisman obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Botsford Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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), sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Diana Connor is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Connor's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Connor attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Connor is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Marks has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marks honors. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Tampa General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Richard Rudolph's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Rudolph is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rudolph accepts 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: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Karen Saravanos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saravanos include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Patients gave Dr. Saravanos an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

Dr. Kimberly Anne Dean, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Dean sees patients in Largo, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair), cryosurgery, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Dean's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Dean is rated highly by her patients. 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: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Colporrhaphy

Dr. Patricia A Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Llewellyn average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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 The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Llewellyn attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Llewellyn is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Anjana D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Indian Languages. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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), infertility

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

Dr. Cesar R Abreu, MD
Specializes in Urology
501 S Lincoln Avenue; Suite 11
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Abreu sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Abreu is 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abreu speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Nephrectomy, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
28960 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Perez is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perez 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: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Georgette McCance's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCance include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. 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. McCance honors. Before completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. McCance attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. McCance (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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

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

Dr. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rophie include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rophie takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rophie is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Saul Lerner works as a general OB/GYN in Clearwater, FL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Lerner 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 Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Lerner attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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 is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include back pain, herpes, and geriatric health. Patients gave Dr. Wallace an average rating of 4.0 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. Wallace honors. Dr. Wallace is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

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

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

Dr. Susan Marcelli is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Marcelli is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Marcelli trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Marcelli is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility

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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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