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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Barkley's clinical interests include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. 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. Dr. Barkley studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Christina Franco is a family medicine physician in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franco include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. Dr. Franco is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Coventry, Viant, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franco honors. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Franco trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center for residency.

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

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

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

Dr. Georgette McCance specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. McCance's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. McCance takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McCance (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Ritter's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ritter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Fosnot is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Fosnot is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Fosnot obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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, 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). Dr. Klavans studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Klavans include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Klavans has received the following distinction: 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 specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kay include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Kay's average patient rating is 2.0 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. Kay takes. He is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. 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. Dr. Greengold attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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 pulmonologist. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Sarafian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Sarafian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai accepts. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Choudhry average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Choudhry's residency was performed at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahajan average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mahajan trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Hansen's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hansen's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. He accepts 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: , 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Sagar's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rodwick an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass cryotherapy, gender identity, 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 takes. Dr. Rodwick is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with 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.