We found 22 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier 1451V near Homestead, FL.

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Dr. Mark Joseph Swierzewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
2803 West Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Swierzewski practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL, and Lutz, FL. Dr. Swierzewski speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, bleeding, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lahey Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. 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.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Bleeding, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael E Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Carrion's clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Leadership, AUA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carrion's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Penile Duplex Ultrasound, Testosterone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Plosker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Plosker attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Sonja L Perkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 405
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sonja Perkins, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Perkins include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Perkins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Perkins speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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. Kathleen Kilbride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride works as a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Dr. Kilbride's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kilbride honors. Dr. Kilbride attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Laura Dill specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dill's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Dill 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 Shands HealthCare, Dr. Dill attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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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. Kiera M 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. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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 works as a general OB/GYN. On average, patients gave Dr. Sosna a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Sosna is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mastandrea honors. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mastandrea trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mastandrea has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mastandrea's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Ira Riemer is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Riemer is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Riemer's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

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

Dr. James Mayer specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mayer attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Mayer's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Suzanne Clemons is a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Clemons's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clemons honors. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Clemons's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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. Johnathan M Hershberger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hershberger works as a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hershberger's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hershberger include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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 performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hershberger attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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)

Specializes in Psychology
1304 S. Desoto Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sheila Katt-Beck's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katt-Beck welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Feminist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Fallieras' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. 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. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Fallieras (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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

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

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

Dr. Karen Bruder works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity, HPV (human papillomavirus), and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Bruder is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing her residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Bruder attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bruder 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. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: HPV, Obesity, HIV/AIDS

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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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