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We found 38 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
28960 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez, who practices in Clearwater, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Perez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez takes 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 Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bleeding, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Bassel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Bassel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassel takes.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales is a Safety Harbor, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Morales's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Morales include diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morales accepts. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY). He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon W Beasley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jon Beasley is a family medicine physician. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Florida Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of geriatric health, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and auto injuries. Patients rated Dr. Beasley highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Beasley is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Nose Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 401
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. James Gallagher is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Safety Harbor, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Gallagher speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at York Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Gallagher a rating of 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jacob, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Jacob's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Jacob average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. 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. Dr. Jacob obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri and Université Libre de Bruxelles and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Bradley Richman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Martin Richman sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient ratings for Dr. Richman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Marks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tampa General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Marks is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3007 Ridgeline Boulevard; Suite B
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Juliette Gittinger is a family medicine physician. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gittinger include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and shingles. Dr. Gittinger is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gittinger accepts. Dr. Gittinger graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Patricia Anne Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Clearwater, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Llewellyn include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Llewellyn at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Brian Douglas Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Hale's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hale has received a 3.0 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), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjana Dinker Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Indian Languages. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Lonnie Todd Klein, MD
Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Lonnie Klein is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and female incontinence. Dr. Klein's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Female Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Kidney Problems, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Barry Strikowsky, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2724 Park Drive
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Strikowsky's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Strikowsky is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Strikowsky include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strikowsky takes. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Mermelstein, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 303
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mermelstein's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mermelstein include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. Dr. Mermelstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mermelstein completed a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Mermelstein is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carmine Joseph Pecoraro Jr., PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
Key West Plaza 2708 Alt 19 N.; Suite #507-13
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Carmine Pecoraro's areas of specialization are psychology, neuropsychology, and counseling. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pecoraro has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical ... (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.