We found 48 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 M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Sarasota; Floor 34239
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Plosker graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker has received the following distinctions: 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mastandrea is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mastandrea's professional 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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include microsurgery, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Dr. Cowart is 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. Dr. Cowart attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Riemer's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His 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: , sexual dysfunction, tubal ligation

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, ... (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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Rapkin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of pregnancy and vaginal problems. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rapkin honors. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Magee Women's Hospital, Dr. Rapkin attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Reichman is rated highly by Dr. Reichman's patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Reichman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Reichman 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. Dr. Reichman studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For Dr. Reichman's residency, Dr. Reichman trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reichman has received the following distinction: Ama Physician Recognition Award. Dr. Reichman speaks Spanish. Dr. Reichman 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: , 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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. McCormick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCormick's areas of expertise consist of infertility, endometrial biopsy, and gynecologic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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 is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. McCormick completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endometrial Biopsy, Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Dr. Kilbride's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Catherine Roush, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Roush's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Roush completed her residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Roush (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Lazaro Hernandez is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include biopsy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Dr. Hernandez 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 Havana School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he 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. Malcolm Root, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Malcolm Root specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Root's practice, he is particularly interested in sexual dysfunction, biopsy, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Root graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Root takes.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

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) and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise consist of peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Wiegand 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 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). 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. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tara Sosna sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sosna speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sosna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sosna 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: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infertility, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Justin Parker is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Parker include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). 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 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). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Parker's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Dill is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in 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. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dill studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dill trained 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. Bruce Dennis Shephard, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4302 N Habana Avenue; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Shephard's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shephard has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Minimally ... (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.
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