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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.

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

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's specialty is family medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindsay completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, 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 works as a general gynecologist in Lutz, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Welden include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Welden completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Welden is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women'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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3865 Northdale Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yakub Pothiawala's area of specialization is family medicine. He graduated from Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pothiawala include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), lupus, and weight management. Dr. Pothiawala has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pothiawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He 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)

All Interests: Lupus, Weight Management, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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

Dr. Brent Sullivan practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Sullivan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sullivan 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: , sexual dysfunction, vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Allison Polender, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Polender include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and incontinence. Dr. Polender is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Polender average 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.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, 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, who practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wahba's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. 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 obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Wahba 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: , Essure, infertility

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

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

Dr. Judith Barreiro specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Barreiro include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Barreiro's hospital/clinic 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 SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Barreiro's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Gelpi is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gelpi 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), tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Karolina Borodo's specialty is obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Borodo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. 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: , 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's areas of specialization are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass prenatal care. Ms. Turner is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry Bronze.

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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 dermatopathology and surgical dermatology specialist. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Forman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), academic dermatology, and cryotherapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Forman is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery, Shingles, Hyperhidrosis, Skin Issues, Lupus, Botox ... (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.