We found 15 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Kissimmee, FL.

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

Dr. Joel Weinberger specializes in family medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Weinberger average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Eye Foreign Body Removal, Family ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Gearity is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gearity completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gearity has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gearity honors. Dr. Gearity speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Badalament's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Badalament takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Badalament attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Figueroa obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Figueroa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Incontinence, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alex Rojas is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Kissimmee, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Rojas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Patients gave him an average rating of 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.

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

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Denardis is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Denardis studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Denardis speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

Dr. Marcietta Wilson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks French. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Denise Klemczak works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Kissimmee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klemczak honors. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at St. John Providence Health System for her residency. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Miscarriage, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Palazzolo is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Palazzolo studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. John Providence Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Muhammad Khan is a general internist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khan honors 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Hizkil attended Dow Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hizkil accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Paul Sovran is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sovran takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Sovran attended medical school at New York Medical College. 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's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chakfe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Chakfe attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chakfe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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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 practices psychiatry. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sethi 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. Sethi takes. Dr. Sethi's education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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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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