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We found 77 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Dunedin, FL.

Dr. Cesar Augusto Lara, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1217 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Lara's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lara has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lara include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lara attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. Dr. Lara (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Travel Medicine, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Thurman Johnson Ross Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thurman Ross specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Clearwater, FL. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Ross performed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and sexual dysfunction. He honors 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: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Lee Marcelli, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Marcelli is a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marcelli include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 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. Marcelli accepts. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Marcelli's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
28960 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez is a general OB/GYN. The average patient rating for Dr. Perez is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Perez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Perez attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), intrauterine device (IUD)

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

Dr. Shelley Ann Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Young is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Young takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Young'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. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Bassel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bassel speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Elizabeth Dadisman, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Dadisman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Dadisman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dadisman honors. Dr. Dadisman's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. 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, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

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. James David Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 400
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. James Gallagher is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallagher include high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gallagher 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 is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gallagher's medical residency was performed at York Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gallagher is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales specializes in family medicine and practices in Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Morales's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Morales attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Morales is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexual dysfunction

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

Dr. Diana Cespedes Connor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Diana Connor is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Connor's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Connor graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts 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: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Jon W Beasley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jon Beasley is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Beasley performed his residency at Florida Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: geriatric health, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and auto injuries. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Beasley is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Nose Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar R Abreu, MD
Specializes in Urology
501 S Lincoln Av 11
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Abreu specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abreu is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abreu completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Abreu an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Nephrectomy, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie practices family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Rophie takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Rophie attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Laury Ray, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2350 Sunset Point Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Ray sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and geriatric health. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Ray studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ray trained at Oakland General Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ray honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Diabetes, Shingles, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jacob, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Jacob specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Missouri and Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Jacob completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jacob 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 is conversant in French. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Prostate ... (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.