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We found 50 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Rafael Ernesto Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
6th Floor, Usf Department of Urology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrion include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). 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 is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Leadership, AUA. Dr. Carrion is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Carrion has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy, female sexual dysfunction, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Warts, in Vitro Fertilization, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Penile Duplex Ultrasound, ... (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's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Plosker is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Plosker's distinctions include: 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 open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

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

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mastandrea is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mastandrea's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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 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. Catherine Lynn Cowart, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2919 W. Swann Avenue; Suite 307
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Cowart works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Cowart's clinical interests include microsurgery, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 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. She is conversant in French. Dr. Cowart's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Microsurgery, Hysteroscopy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laser 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Rapkin's practice, he is particularly interested in pregnancy and vaginal problems. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Rapkin is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Rapkin's practice is open to 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 is an urologist in Tampa, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Wiegand honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Wiegand has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kilbride honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kilbride attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her 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: , infertility, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Helena Reichman, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 307
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Helena Reichman is a general OB/GYN. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Reichman performed Dr. Reichman's residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reichman's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Reichman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Reichman's patients. Dr. Reichman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reichman has received professional recognition including the following: Ama Physician Recognition Award.. Dr. Reichman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reichman 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: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Allan Riemer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ira Riemer's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Riemer's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Riemer average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Riemer attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lazaro Andres Hernandez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2309 W M L King Boulevard; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lazaro Hernandez works as a general gynecologist. After attending the University of Havana School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, biopsy, and infertility. Dr. Hernandez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish. He 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: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Schifino Dill, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Laura Dill's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dill include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Dill's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Dill honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Shands HealthCare.

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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. Malcolm Root, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Malcolm Root practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL. He is especially interested in cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Root takes 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 Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Root is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biopsy

Dr. Rizwanuddin Rizwanuddin Farooqi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rizwanuddin Farooqi's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Farooqi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at The Toledo Hospital, Dr. Farooqi attended St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. Dr. Farooqi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Joint Injections

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

Dr. Catherine Roush is a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Roush accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roush attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Roush (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Her 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, 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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Saavedra speaks Spanish. He 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: , infertility

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

Dr. Meredith Kathleen Gray, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 Stc, Usf Department of Ob/gyn; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Meredith Gray specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gray graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gray is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), gender identity, sexual health issues, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, sexual dysfunction, HPV (human papillomavirus), genital herpes, chlamydia, tubal ligation, intrauterine device (IUD), sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Sexual ... (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.