We found 49 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Plosker's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Plosker's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Plosker attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plosker 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.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mastandrea include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. On average, patients gave him 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 Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Mastandrea 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: , 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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Cowart is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cowart's areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She 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. Before completing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Cowart attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Ira Riemer is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Riemer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Riemer graduated from 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. Kathleen Kilbride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Kilbride attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kilbride include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Dr. Kilbride has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with 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. 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. Dr. Rapkin's areas of expertise include pregnancy and vaginal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Rapkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

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

Dr. Helena Reichman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Reichman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Reichman's patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reichman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Reichman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reichman's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reichman has received the following distinction: 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. Betsy Alynn McCormick, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 305
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Betsy McCormick works as an infertility specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include infertility, endometrial biopsy, and gynecologic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick accepts. Dr. McCormick attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. 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: Infertility, Endometrial Biopsy, Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Lazaro Hernandez practices general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include biopsy, infertility, and cryosurgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Havana School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. 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). Dr. Wiegand has indicated that his clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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. Dr. Wiegand is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Tampa, FL. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Roush's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She 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. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Roush (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Roush 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: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5840 W Cypress Street; B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Saavedra specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Saavedra a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saavedra include high risk pregnancy, biopsy, and infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saavedra takes. Dr. Saavedra's education and training includes medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, High Risk ... (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. Patient ratings for Dr. Dill average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dill's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Dill accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training 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). Dr. Root is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, biopsy, and infertility. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Root is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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

Dr. Brooke Ritter works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Ritter's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ritter studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. James Calhoun Mayer, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Mayer is a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Mayer's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received distinctions including Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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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.
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