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We found 16 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Michael Henry Link, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Link's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Immunization, Urinalysis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Kidney Problems, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Marc Weinberger, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Joel Weinberger's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Weinberger is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinberger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Eye Foreign Body Removal, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Edward Gearity, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Hunters Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gearity's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gearity takes. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Cesarean Section, Contraception, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Badalament, MD
Specializes in Urology
905 N. Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Badalament specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Badalament attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Badalament has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Interstitial Cystitis, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica Dolores Figueroa-Matos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Veronica Figueroa practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Figueroa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Figueroa's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. She 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: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Rojas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
805-1 E. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Alexis Rojas works as a general OB/GYN. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rojas is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojas accepts. For his professional training, Dr. Rojas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, female infertility, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), gonorrhea

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
207 Park Place Boulevard; Suite 3
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Incontinence, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ronald Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Denardis attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Robert Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo works as a general OB/GYN in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Palazzolo graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palazzolo trained at St. John Providence Health System. 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 is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise L Klemczak, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 Neptune Road
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Denise Klemczak is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klemczak takes. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. John Providence Health System.

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

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriages, Osteoporosis, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Labor and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. The average patient rating for Dr. Hizkil is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hizkil takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Immunization, Nerve Conduction Studies, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
211 East Ruby Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Sovran a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
4248 Town Center Boulevard; Suite 2
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Yassar Chakfe is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chakfe (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Chakfe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Chakfe has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , syphilis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hanish Sethi, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
700 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Hanish Sethi is a psychiatry specialist. He obtained his medical school training at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sethi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Suicide, Phobias, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, ... (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.