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We found 33 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Javate is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Javate's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He 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 Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Javate trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. 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. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Acosta is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. He 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. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Acosta completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 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), Essure, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Blood Tests, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (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 physician who specializes in family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robison's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robison accepts. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

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

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

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lorenzo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Lorenzo is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Lorenzo obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lorenzo honors.

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

Dr. Molly Long is a general gynecology specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Dr. Long is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and 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. Guillermo E Calderon Obg, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Calderon practices general gynecology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Calderon is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Calderon average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Calderon 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. Eric Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Diner attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center. 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. Diner accepts.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilby include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients 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 accepts. Before performing 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gilby's professional affiliations include 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 medical specialist in general gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Diner 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. 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. Mark R Gordon, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon is an urologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Gordon graduated from 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 has a special interest in 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. His professional affiliations include 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. Sherif Mina Serag, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
1152 62nd Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sherif Serag is a family practice physician and legal medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Arabic. 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 attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Serag's medical residency was performed at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. He is an in-network provider 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, HIV/AIDS

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

Dr. Kristin Leigh Hinkle, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7005 4th Street N; Suite 1
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Hinkle practices family medicine in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. She trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Hinkle's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Hinkle is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Herpes, Toenail Removal Surgery, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin Issues, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6500 38th Ave N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Oberbeck is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes 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: , 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 works as a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Diamond's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diamond is in-network for Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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' medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Shamas's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 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. Shamas accepts.

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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 Peterssburg, FL
 

Dr. Jack Obeid is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Peterssburg, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Obeid speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration, Nose Problems, Skin Biopsy, Urethral Catheterization, Thoracentesis, ... (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.