We found 80 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Dunedin, FL.

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

Dr. Cesar Lara practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lara's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Lara is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Susan Marcelli is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Marcelli's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Marcelli has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts 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: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shelley Young's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Young is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Young completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors.

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

Dr. Katherine Dadisman is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dadisman 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 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Botsford Hospital. 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. Thurman Johnson Ross Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thurman Ross is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and sexual dysfunction. 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 completing his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Diana Connor practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Clearwater, FL. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Connor's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Connor speaks Spanish. 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, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Stanley Barkley, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Barkley's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Barkley include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Barkley attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He accepts 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, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Blair Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rudolph works as a general OB/GYN. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Rudolph 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Rudolph'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. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bassel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), shock wave lithotripsy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Bassel honors 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 Emory University, Dr. Bassel attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally 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. Karen Kyriaki Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saravanos include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Saravanos 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 attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Dr. Saravanos is professionally affiliated with 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 obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among Dr. Perez's clinical interests: herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Perez's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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. Saul Robert Lerner, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Saul Lerner's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lerner's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lerner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks 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, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Anne Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Llewellyn include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Llewellyn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Llewellyn attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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Dr. Anjana Dinker Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Clearwater, FL. She is conversant in Indian Languages. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Patel 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), infertility, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Georgette McCance works as a general OB/GYN in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McCance include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. McCance attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. McCance (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. McCance 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

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

Dr. James Gallagher's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gallagher's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. 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. Gallagher is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of York Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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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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