We found 47 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Homestead, FL.

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

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mastandrea studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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 the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks 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. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Plosker's clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Plosker's education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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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 medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Cowart a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include microsurgery, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. She 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. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Cowart's 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Reichman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reichman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Reichman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Reichman 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. Dr. Reichman obtained Dr. Reichman's medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed Dr. Reichman's residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reichman has received the distinction of Ama Physician Recognition Award.. In addition to English, Dr. Reichman speaks Spanish.

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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 obstetrician and gynecologist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Riemer's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Riemer an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , 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 specialty is general gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Havana School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests: cryotherapy, biopsy, and infertility. 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 speaks 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: , 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kilbride include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine 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 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rapkin has a special interest in pregnancy and vaginal problems. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rapkin completed a residency program at Magee Women's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Rapkin is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Rapkin's practice is open to 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 works as an urologist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Wiegand accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wiegand's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Roush (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Roush's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, 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 obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roush 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.

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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 obstetrician and gynecologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Saavedra 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and biopsy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Saavedra 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. He is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Root at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Root graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He speaks 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 is a reproductive endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mayer attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Mayer's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of infertility, endometrial biopsy, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. McCormick 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. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. McCormick performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She 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: , 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. Before performing her residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Dill attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dill at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dill 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. Her professional 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, 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 works as a family practitioner. Dr. Farooqi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is a graduate of St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and a graduate of The Toledo Hospital's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.