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We found 49 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Mastandrea's clinical interests: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mastandrea has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Plosker a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Plosker attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide. Dr. Plosker is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Lynn Cowart, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 307
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Cowart is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Cowart include microsurgery, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Dr. Cowart accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cowart attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is conversant in French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Microsurgery, Hysteroscopy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helena Reichman, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 307
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Helena Reichman is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Reichman graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Reichman's residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reichman's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and endometrial ablation. Patient ratings for Dr. Reichman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reichman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reichman has received the following distinction: Ama Physician Recognition Award.. In addition to English, Dr. Reichman speaks Spanish. Dr. Reichman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Allan Riemer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N. Haban Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ira Riemer works as a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Dr. Riemer graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Riemer's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lazaro Andres Hernandez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2309 W M L King Boulevard; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lazaro Hernandez's area of specialization is general gynecology. After attending the University of Havana School of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, biopsy, and infertility. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kilbride completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Kilbride's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 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. Dr. Kilbride's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Infertility, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. David Allen Rapkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Rapkin sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapkin's areas of expertise include the following: pregnancy and vaginal problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. Dr. Rapkin is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Vaginal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Lucas Ross Wiegand, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lucas Wiegand specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. 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. Wiegand's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Wiegand is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Neurogenic Bladder, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Catherine Nguyen Roush, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2716 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Roush specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Roush's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program. Dr. Roush (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Joseph J Saavedra, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Saavedra is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Saavedra include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Saavedra at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saavedra takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Infertility, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm Root, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Malcolm Root practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Root's clinical interests include cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Root graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biopsy

Dr. James Calhoun Mayer, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Mayer works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mayer include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Mayer's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mayer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mayer include: Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Mayer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Betsy Alynn McCormick, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 305
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Betsy McCormick specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. McCormick has indicated that her clinical interests include infertility, endometrial biopsy, and gynecologic surgery. She has a 3.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endometrial Biopsy, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Laura Schifino Dill, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Laura Dill sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dill's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dill attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Shands HealthCare.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rizwanuddin Rizwanuddin Farooqi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rizwanuddin Farooqi's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farooqi include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Farooqi attended St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Toledo Hospital. Dr. Farooqi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Joint Injections

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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.