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We found 21 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Homestead, FL.

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plosker include: 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

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

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mastandrea's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mastandrea include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mastandrea has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

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

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

Dr. David Rapkin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapkin's areas of expertise include pregnancy and vaginal problems. 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 attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Rapkin completed his residency training at Magee Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Rapkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Joseph Saavedra's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saavedra include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and biopsy. Dr. Saavedra is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Saavedra average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saavedra 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: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Ira Riemer specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Riemer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Riemer is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional 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. Kathleen Kilbride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Kilbride's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kilbride is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her 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. Malcolm Root, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Malcolm Root is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Root is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Root accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Laura Dill practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tampa, FL. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Dill an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Dill is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

Dr. James Mayer is a reproductive endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mayer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mayer attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

Dr. Justin Lewis Parker, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Justin Parker works as an urologist. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Parker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, hypogonadism, female sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas G Fallieras, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Fallieras specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Fallieras is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Fallieras's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Fallieras (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Fallieras is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's 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, Lumpectomy, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnathan M Hershberger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hershberger's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hershberger attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hershberger include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Hershberger'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: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility

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

Dr. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tara Sosna is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Tampa, FL. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sosna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sosna takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She speaks Spanish.

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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. Suzanne Roberts Clemons, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 205
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Clemons practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Clemons speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Clemons 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.

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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. Karen Louise Bruder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5802 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karen Bruder is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bruder include obesity, HPV (human papillomavirus), and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Bruder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York Downtown Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HPV, Obesity, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Kiera Min Irvin-Rahaim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 305
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kiera Irvin-Rahaim is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish.

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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)

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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.