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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barkley include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. 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. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. McCance takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCance obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. McCance (or staff) speaks 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. Mitchell Scott Klavans, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Klavans works as an urologist in Clearwater, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klavans include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He takes 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 the distinction of 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 is a general OB/GYN in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Ritter graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sacred Heart Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ritter include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ritter 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: 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 sees patients in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Fosnot attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fosnot include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Fosnot is 3.0 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. Dr. Fosnot's 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. Christina Alice Franco, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christina Franco's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Franco's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Dr. Franco 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. Julian Bart Greengold, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julian Greengold's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. Dr. Greengold is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. 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. He is a graduate of 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. Walter J Kay, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
818 Chestnut Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Walter Kay's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kay's clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Kay 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 studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

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

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

Dr. Anup Desai's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. Dr. Desai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended Government Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in 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. Berc C Sarafian, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1518 S Missouri Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Berc Sarafian is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He graduated from 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's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sarafian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. He 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: Alcohol Abuse, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Auto Injuries, Abdominal Paracentesis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Umesh Choudhry practices adult gastroenterology in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Choudhry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. 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). Patient ratings for Dr. Choudhry average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choudhry honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Mahajan performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kamath obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks 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, 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 is an adult cardiologist. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hansen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hansen's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Sagar studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. 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: , HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saccente average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saccente include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Saccente's medical residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.