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

Dr. Cesar Lara works as a family practitioner. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lara takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Lara (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally 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. Richard B Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rudolph is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rudolph trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Rudolph's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudolph 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. His 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

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 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel is an urologist in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Bassel is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassel takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bassel is conversant in Arabic.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen K Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Saravanos speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Saravanos include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Patients gave Dr. Saravanos an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Katherine Dadisman is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dadisman's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Dadisman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Botsford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1013 Lotus Path
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Rophie's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. 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 Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Mount Carmel Health System's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Rophie speaks Spanish. He 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. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales is a family practitioner in Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Morales's clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Morales's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and 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. Brooke Ellen Ritter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Ritter's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ritter include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritter accepts. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sacred Heart Hospital. Dr. Ritter 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

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

Dr. Susan J Fosnot, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fosnot is a general OB/GYN in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Fosnot attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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 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

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

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

Dr. Diana Connor is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Connor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Connor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Connor attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Marks' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tampa General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marks 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.

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

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

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

Dr. Shelley Young works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Young 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. 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

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

Dr. Gustave Stephen Igel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
600 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gustave Igel is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Igel attended medical school at Spain. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His average patient rating is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Igel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Igel is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Llewellyn include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Llewellyn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Llewellyn performed her residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Llewellyn average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Julia C Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julia Jenkins' medical specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Jenkins include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Jenkins's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Depression, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anjana Patel works as a general OB/GYN in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise 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. 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. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Indian Languages.

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

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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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