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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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Barkley's clinical interests include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Barkley attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Franco's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. She honors Coventry, Viant, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. McCance at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. 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, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Mitchell Klavans specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klavans include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klavans accepts. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Klavans attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He 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. Brooke Ellen Ritter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Ritter specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ritter include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Ritter's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sacred Heart Hospital for residency.

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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 in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fosnot completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Fosnot include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fosnot accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julian Greengold is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. 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 is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Greengold is professionally 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. Walter J Kay, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
818 Chestnut Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Walter Kay works as a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Kay is 2.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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. Berc C Sarafian, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1518 S Missouri Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Berc Sarafian's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarafian include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sarafian obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Sarafian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. Patient ratings for Dr. Desai average 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. Desai honors. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Areas of expertise for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Dr. Choudhry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He trained at Maimonides Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahajan is 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. Mahajan accepts.

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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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kamath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamath honors. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Hansen practices adult cardiology in Dunedin, FL. These areas are among Dr. Hansen's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansen honors.

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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Dunedin, FL. He attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Sagar's areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente is an internal medicine hospitalist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saccente include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Saccente has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (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.