We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Open Access near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Parvonae Marie Shaw, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
840 Azalea Court
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Parvonae Shaw works as a psychologist. Patients gave Dr. Shaw an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include depression, infertility, and phobias. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaw takes. Dr. Shaw is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

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Dr. Michael T Reilly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5301 N Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Oakland Park, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. Dr. Reilly has a 4.0 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. Reilly accepts. Dr. Reilly studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reilly completed a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Carmine Joseph Pecoraro Jr., PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
915 Middle River Drive; Suite #317
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carmine Pecoraro is a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and counselor. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. Dr. Pecoraro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stephanie A Silberman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
915 Middle River Drive; Suite 307
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Silberman is a psychologist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Silberman's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary Miles Forrest, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
120 East Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 108
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gary Forrest specializes in family therapy and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forrest include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Forrest honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

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Jason Wasser, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2699 Stirling Road; Suite C403e, Office 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Jason Wasser practices family therapy and counseling in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of expertise for Mr. Wasser include depression, infidelity issues, and separation. Mr. Wasser 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, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

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Doug Maesk, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
102 Royal Park Drive; 4f
Oakland Park, FL
 

Mr. Doug Maesk's specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. Mr. Maesk's clinical interests include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
120 East Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Michael Rhodes specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Pompano Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, christian counseling, and narrative therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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