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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Javate honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Javate attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Acosta studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Lorenzo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lorenzo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Lorenzo 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. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of San Juan Municipal Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in 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. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Robison is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robison honors 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: , 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). 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. He is especially interested 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 accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Zhou (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. George Anthony Figueroa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Figueroa works as a family medicine physician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Figueroa's areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Figueroa is 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. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain is a general gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Jain's medical residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Jain 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. Molly Marie Long, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Molly Long is a general gynecologist. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Dr. Long's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Long is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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

Dr. Guillermo Calderon's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Calderon's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He has received a 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Calderon speaks 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. Eric Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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), 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. Dr. Gilby's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed 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). Patient ratings for Dr. Gilby average 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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), 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 works as a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Diner attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Diner is professionally 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)

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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Dr. Morris is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Morris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has received distinctions including Honors Program, University of Florida; Winner of Florida Honors Scholarship; and National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kapadia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: herpes, biofeedback, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for 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: , 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 area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Chase attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chase accepts. She is professionally 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. Michael Timothy Reilly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 401
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly works as a family practice physician and geriatrician. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Reilly's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. He has received the following distinction: 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.