We found 83 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1410 near Dunedin, FL.

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

Dr. Cesar Lara is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lara's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lara honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lara (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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 Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcelli include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Marcelli studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Marcelli's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Marcelli is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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.

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

Dr. Shelley Young specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Young is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Young trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. She 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: 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Dadisman's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Dadisman is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Dadisman completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. 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. Thurman Johnson Ross Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thurman Ross is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and sexual dysfunction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ross attended 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. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
28960 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Perez completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. James David Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 400
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. James Gallagher is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Gallagher attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallagher include high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallagher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is 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. Ana Belen Charles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana May sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. May takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. May (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (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 Clearwater, FL. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Abreu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rophie attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Mount Carmel Health System. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Rophie an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rophie is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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. 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 in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Connor's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Connor attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish. She 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: 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Barkley's clinical interests include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Barkley studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Rudolph is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudolph completed a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rudolph 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: , 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, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bassel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bassel graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bassel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bassel 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. Karen Kyriaki Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos is a general OB/GYN. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Saravanos is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saravanos attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is conversant in Greek.

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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. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Marks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Dr. Marks graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility, 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.