We found 18 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicaid near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Craig Stanley Barkley, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Barkley's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Barkley include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Barkley attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He accepts 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: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Georgette McCance works as a general OB/GYN in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McCance include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Dr. McCance 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: 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Ritter's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ritter studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her 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: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Alice Franco, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christina Franco's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Franco accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Dr. Franco attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Cryosurgery, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Fosnot specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. She attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and cancer. Patients gave Dr. Fosnot 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fosnot'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, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Scott Klavans, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Klavans is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Klavans include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Klavans honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Klavans has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter J Kay, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
818 Chestnut Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Walter Kay's medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kay include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Kay is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian Bart Greengold, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julian Greengold works as a family medicine physician. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greengold honors. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Berc C Sarafian, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1518 S Missouri Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Berc Sarafian is an adult pulmonology specialist in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Sarafian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sarafian trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Sarafian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Sarafian's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Auto Injuries, Abdominal Paracentesis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Anup Natwarlal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anup Desai works as an internist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. Before completing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh Choudhry, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Clearwater, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). These areas are among Dr. Choudhry's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road N; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Largo, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mahajan's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kamath has indicated that her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond D Hansen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1972 Bayshore Boulevard
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Hansen works as a cardiologist in Dunedin, FL. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Hansen is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Ventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Arrhythmias, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidya Sagar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Vidya Sagar, who practices in Dunedin, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. Dr. Sagar is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sagar attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry M. Michael Rodwick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2349 Sunset Point Road; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Barry Rodwick practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodwick include gender identity, cryosurgery, and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodwick accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Rodwick performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Gender Identity, HIV/AIDS

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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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