We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Silver near Coral Springs, FL.

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Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7200 West Commercial Boulevard
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Flushing Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Acosta 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Blood ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
7857 N. University Drive; Mail Code Parkland
Parkland, FL
 

Dr. Kamaljit Kaur's area of specialization is family medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaur's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, nutrition issues, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kaur honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Virtua Voorhees. Dr. Kaur (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , chlamydia

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Leslie Wernick, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1881 University Drive; #104
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wernick's specialty is psychology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernick include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Wernick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Frell Moransais Frell, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1999 N University Drive; Suite 406
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Moransais' specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, suicide, and intimacy issues. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moransais takes.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Suicide, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Gay and ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Jay Ory, BA, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
2960 North State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Steven Ory is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Dr. Ory graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, infertility, and endometriosis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ory has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endometriosis

Dr. Marcelo Jorge Barrionuevo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
2960 N State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Marcelo Barrionuevo is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Barrionuevo's clinical interests encompass infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrionuevo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barrionuevo include: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Barrionuevo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Daniel Ross Christie, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2960 N State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Christie's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, osteoporosis, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christie accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Christie attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Endometriosis

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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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