We found 45 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Emanuel Liwanag Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive No; Suite 200-a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate is a general OB/GYN in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Javate's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Javate attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Acosta at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Acosta is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Blood Tests, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Lorenzo trained at San Juan Municipal Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lorenzo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lorenzo is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorenzo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. George Anthony Figueroa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 5th Avenue No; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Figueroa practices family medicine. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Figueroa's areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Figueroa honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Biofeedback, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiaowei Wei Zhou, MD
Specializes in Urology
5747 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shaw Zhou sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of herpes, robotic surgery, and vasectomy. Dr. Zhou accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Zhou (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Herpes, Laser Treatment, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Robison is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Robison takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Alachua General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain's specialty is general gynecology. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 4.5 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. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo E Calderon Obg, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Calderon is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Calderon include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calderon takes. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Calderon is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Donald Bruce Morris, MD
Specializes in Urology
1111 7th Avenue N; Suite #101
St Pete, FL
 

Dr. Donald Morris is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Saint Pete, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. 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. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Dr. Morris has received the following distinctions: Honors Program, University of Florida; Winner of Florida Honors Scholarship; and National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Bladder Cancer, Biopsy, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Ketan Abhaysingh Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Urology
5747 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ketan Kapadia's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His areas of expertise include herpes, biofeedback, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kapadia at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kapadia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Kapadia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Herpes, Laser Treatment, Biofeedback, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy Dannielle Chase, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 400
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stacy Chase's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chase 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Chase attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Warts, Juvederm, Pregnancy Test, Moles, Botox Injection, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly Marie Long, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Molly Long practices general gynecology in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Dr. Long's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Long's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Long accepts.

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

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

Dr. Sherif Mina Serag, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
1152 62nd Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sherif Serag's specialties are legal medicine and family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Serag graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Serag trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Serag's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Blood Tests, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Skin Testing, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Diner's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Russell Gilby, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gilby specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. Dr. Gilby is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Gilby attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Gilby's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilby honors.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth C Diner, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Beth Diner is a general gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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

All Interests: Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (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.