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We found 83 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Dunedin, FL.

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

Dr. Cesar Lara specializes in family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lara's areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lara (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Marcelli an average rating of 3.0 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. She is 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. Shelley Ann Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Young is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Young's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida 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. Young takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dadisman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Dadisman attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dadisman average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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: , 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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross 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. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Ross completed his residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Perez 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. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Perez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. 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), 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gallagher's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallagher include high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at York Hospital. Dr. Gallagher is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Ana Belen Charles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana May's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. Dr. May is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. May (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. May is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Abreu's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Abreu attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Dr. Rophie's clinical interests: cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Rophie is 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. Rophie takes. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, he speaks 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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Connor's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Connor average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barkley takes. Dr. Barkley graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley's medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally 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. 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Rudolph performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is 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. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Bassel is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Dr. Bassel is conversant in Arabic.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Saravanos include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Saravanos's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes 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 Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saravanos attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Her hospital/clinic 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. 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. Patients gave Dr. Marks an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. 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. Before completing his residency at Tampa General Hospital, Dr. Marks attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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

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