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We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Mason specializes in general gynecology and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mason include well woman gynecology, vaginal atrophy, and colposcopy. Dr. Mason is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). On average, patients gave Dr. Mason a rating of 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. Mason accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Depression, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynecology Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at George Washington University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Connor's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic problems, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Patient ratings for Dr. Connor average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Connor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly, Top Docs; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Physician of Vision, Women's Professional Staff Association, Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Essure, Pelvic Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
Family Medicine Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dana Jacobs specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Jacobs an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast pain, acne, and sports physicals. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. Jacobs attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Immunization, Bursitis, Cellulitis, Contraception, Plantar Warts, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
Urology Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code W Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Gans is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gans's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, female incontinence, and clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Gans honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Circumcision, Urodynamic Testing, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanely E Althof, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 540
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stanely Althof works as a psychologist. Dr. Althof's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and sexuality. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1501 Presidential Way; Suite 2a
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Tondo works as a psychologist and cognitive therapist in West Palm Beach, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tondo include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tondo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce A Champagne, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Champagne works as an internist. In addition to English, Dr. Champagne (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Champagne include cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Champagne takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), chlamydia

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Restless Leg Syndrome, Men's Health Issues, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
560 Village Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jay Trabin's area of specialization is general gynecology. Before completing Dr. Trabin's residency at Wilmington Hospital, Dr. Trabin attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Trabin's areas of expertise consist of menopause and pelvic problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Trabin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trabin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Trabin is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Problems, Menopause, Infertility, Vulva Problems, Pelvic Pain

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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.