We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Dr. Maria Del Carmen Carmen Bustillo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222, Primary Office
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Maria Bustillo's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, infertility, and endometriosis. She is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bustillo takes. Dr. Bustillo graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Bustillo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Obesity, Hormone Therapy, Endometriosis

Frona P Israel, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology, Addiction Therapy
2225 N University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Ms. Frona Israel's areas of specialization are social work, psychology, and addiction therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Israel include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Israel takes. Ms. Israel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Dr. Juergen Eisermann, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222, Primary Office
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Juergen Eisermann is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Eisermann's areas of expertise consist of infertility and endometriosis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Eisermann attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endometriosis

Dr. Leonard Speisman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11417 Sw 86 Lane - Kings Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Speisman works as a psychologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Speisman include sexuality, behavior therapy, and gender identity. Dr. Speisman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Education, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria M Montes De Oca, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2999 Ne 191st Street; Suite 703
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Gloria Montes' specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Montes include alcohol abuse, infertility, and immigration issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montes honors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcelo Jorge Barrionuevo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
400 North Hiatus Road; Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Marcelo Barrionuevo specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Margate, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Hialeah, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass infertility. Dr. Barrionuevo's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Barrionuevo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Barrionuevo speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Enrique Soto, MS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Soto specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Cooper City, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Soto include infertility. Dr. Soto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Infertility

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Dr. Ellen Grace Wood, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222, Primary Office
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Wood is an infertility specialist and gynecologist in South Miami, FL, Cooper City, FL, and Miami, FL. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include infertility. Dr. Wood honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wood speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Daniel Ross Christie, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
400 Hiatus Road; Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Christie's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Margate, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, osteoporosis, and infertility. Dr. Christie takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Endometriosis

Dr. Coral L Schlosberg Arvon, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
20700 W. Dixie Highway; Office 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Coral Arvon's specialties are family therapy, social work, and counseling. She practices in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Aventura, FL. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Arvon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Counseling
2699 Stirling Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Tyrone Lewis' specialty is counseling. His areas of expertise include depression, diagnostic evaluation, and dissociative disorders. Mr. Lewis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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: , sexuality

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Jason Wasser, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2699 Stirling Road; Suite 403e, Office 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Jason Wasser is a family therapist and counselor. Mr. Wasser's clinical interests include depression, infidelity issues, and separation. 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. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy
17800 West Dixie Highway; Suite C
Miami, FL
 

Mr. Isaac Sochaczewski's areas of specialization are counseling, addiction therapy, and psychotherapy; he sees patients in Miami, FL. These areas are among Mr. Sochaczewski's clinical interests: abuse, adoption issues, and depression. He accepts 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: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity, HIV/AIDS

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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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