We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry Bronze Ded Only HSA Eligible HMO PD near Lutz, FL.

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Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lindsay 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 Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, Bursitis, Family Planning, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Ward Welden, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18944 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Welden is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Lutz, FL. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Welden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Welden is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welden accepts. 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, tubal ligation

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Yakub Ahmed Pothiawala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3865 Northdale Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yakub Pothiawala's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Pothiawala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), lupus, and weight management. Dr. Pothiawala is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pothiawala at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Lupus, Weight Management, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Allison Ilene Polender, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Polender is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Polender attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and infertility. Dr. Polender's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Polender takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is 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, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene N Wahba, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Irene Wahba practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wahba's areas of expertise include the following: essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Wahba is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wahba graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Her 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: , Essure, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent C Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Urology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brent Sullivan practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sullivan include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan honors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, vasectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Judith L Barreiro, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Judith Barreiro is a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Dr. Barreiro graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her areas of expertise include the following: essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barreiro is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margarita Gelpi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 104
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Gelpi is a general gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Gelpi average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelpi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. 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 is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gelpi is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karolina M Borodo, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Karolina Borodo sees patients in Lutz, FL. Her medical specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Borodo's areas of expertise include the following: essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Borodo completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. She speaks Polish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, tubal ligation

All Interests: Labiaplasty, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Urodynamics, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Joan Turner
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
16650 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Joan Turner works as a midwife and obstetrician and gynecologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Turner include prenatal care. Ms. Turner is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She honors Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Contraception, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care

Dr. Seth Benjamin Forman, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
4915 Ehrlich Road
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Seth Forman is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in dermatopathology and surgical dermatology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Forman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), lupus, and tattoo removal. Dr. Forman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Forman graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sclerotherapy, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Laser Surgery, Shingles, ... (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.
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