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We found 32 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO 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 patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javate include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Javate is affiliated with 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. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Javate performed 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 specialist in general gynecology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Acosta 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 graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Acosta completed a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Acosta is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Patients rated Dr. Lorenzo highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Lorenzo's medical residency was performed at San Juan Municipal Hospital. In addition to English, he 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. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Robison is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Alachua General Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robison 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: , herpes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Calderon speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Calderon highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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), tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, ... (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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chase takes. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chase completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. 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. Molly Marie Long, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Molly Long specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 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. Long accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Long's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Serag include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Serag's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. Dr. Serag is conversant in Arabic.

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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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Diner is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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 Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency.

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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 gynecology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Gilby's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 practices general gynecology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. Dr. Diner 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. Diner's 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. Jenisa Oberbeck, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6500 38th Ave N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck specializes in family medicine and practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Oberbeck is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts 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: , HPV (human papillomavirus), intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, HPV, Fractures, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Diamond, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1033 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Howard Diamond practices family medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Diamond's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Electrocardiogram, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ear Foreign Body ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas is a general gynecology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Shamas is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shamas has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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: , infertility, genital herpes, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Ibrahim Hajj Obeid, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jack Obeid is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Obeid is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Obeid attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Obeid is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration, Nose Problems, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Nuttapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Tang speaks Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Rashes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vasculitis, ... (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.