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We found 20 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Beech Street near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Mastandrea's clinical interests: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mastandrea has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Sarasota; Floor 34239
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Plosker a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Plosker attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide. Dr. Plosker is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Allen Rapkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6th Floor, Usf Department of Ob/gyn; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Rapkin sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapkin's areas of expertise include the following: pregnancy and vaginal problems. He takes 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 Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. Dr. Rapkin is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Vaginal Problems, Menstrual Disorders, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Lucas Ross Wiegand, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lucas Wiegand specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiegand's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Wiegand is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Neurogenic Bladder, Peyronie's Disease

Dr. Catherine Nguyen Roush, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2716 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Roush specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Roush's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program. Dr. Roush (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Dr. Joseph J Saavedra, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Saavedra is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Saavedra include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Saavedra at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saavedra takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Infertility, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Calhoun Mayer, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Mayer works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mayer include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Mayer's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mayer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mayer include: Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Mayer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tara Sosna, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Sosna completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sosna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sosna honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sosna's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Ellen Ritter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5830 W Cypress Street; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Ritter sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ritter is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Sacred Heart Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ritter is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Justin Lewis Parker, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Justin Parker works as an urologist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Parker honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Parker's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, hypogonadism, female sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Louise Bruder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5802 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karen Bruder is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Bruder's clinical interests include obesity, HPV (human papillomavirus), and HIV/AIDS. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HPV, Obesity, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Evelyn Beachy Serrano, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2716 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Evelyn Serrano is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serrano include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Serrano average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene N Wahba, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2716 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Irene Wahba is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahba include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Wahba 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. Dr. Wahba's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Wahba (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Ann Castellano, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2810 W Saint Isabel Street; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karen Castellano's medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Castellano obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors AvMed, MultiPlan, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tsu-Chun Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Third Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tsu-Hui Lin practices pediatric endocrinology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Lin takes 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 Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Lin attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Alice Wei Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3838 Neptune Street; Suite D5, Office of Alice Lee Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alice Lee practices adult hospital medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cryotherapy, geriatric health, and trigger point injections. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lee trained at Shands HealthCare. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Shingles, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, ... (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.