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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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Javate speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javate include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Javate attended Indiana University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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.

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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 general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Lauderdale, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acosta honors. Dr. Acosta attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Acosta's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in general gynecology. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital. Dr. Lorenzo's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lorenzo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison works as a family medicine physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alachua General Hospital for residency. Dr. Robison's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Robison is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

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

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

Dr. Shaw Zhou is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a special interest in herpes, robotic surgery, and vasectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhou honors. For his professional training, Dr. Zhou completed residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zhou (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, 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. Molly Marie Long, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Molly Long's area of specialization is general gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Long takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Meenakshi Jain practices general gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain has a special interest in incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

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

Dr. George Anthony Figueroa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Figueroa's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Figueroa's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Figueroa trained at Bayfront Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Donald Morris is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Honors Program, University of Florida; Winner of Florida Honors Scholarship; and National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Morris is professionally 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. Guillermo E Calderon Obg, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Calderon's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Calderon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Calderon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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. Ketan Abhaysingh Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Urology
5747 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ketan Kapadia works as an urologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include herpes, biofeedback, and incontinence. Dr. Kapadia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Kapadia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and 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. Eric Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner is an urologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Diner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Diner attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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 is a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. 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 takes. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Diner graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Diner completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. 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. Her professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Mark R Gordon, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, vasectomy, and lithotripsy (stone fragmentation). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sexual Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Lithotripsy, Penile Implant

Dr. Michael Timothy Reilly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 401
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Oakland Park, FL. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Reilly's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Reilly is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Sports Health, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Ankle Problems, Shingles, Skin Issues, Arrhythmias, Sexually ... (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.