We found 18 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Macchia average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Macchia is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Macchia has received include Dr. Macchia has been cited more 60 times in various "best doctor" guides in New York; AUA Distinguished Contribution award; and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, premature ejaculation

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peskin takes 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 the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, female infertility, contraception (birth control), infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Scott Hakim, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hakim is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hakim is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hakim include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and clinical trials. Dr. Hakim 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. Dr. Hakim graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, premature ejaculation, hypogonadism, vasectomy

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wpb
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Connor highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connor include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic problems, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Connor's distinctions include: Castle Connelly, Top Docs; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Physician of Vision, Women's Professional Staff Association, Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1825 N Corporate Lakes Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Hermann Stubbe's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and breast pain. Dr. Stubbe is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stubbe takes.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Type 1 Diabetes, Cellulitis, Herpes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Cabrera's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1825 N Corporate Lakes Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Angelica Rodriguez sees patients in Labelle, FL and Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Her areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, breast pain, and acne. Dr. Rodriguez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Contraception, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tamilla Fork works as a general OB/GYN. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Fork's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fork is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Frona P Israel, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology, Addiction Therapy
1290 Weston Road; Suite 203
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Ms. Frona Israel practices social work, psychology, and addiction therapy in Pembroke Pines, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami Lakes, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Ms. Israel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Israel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code F20
Weston, FL
 

Dr. A. Kennedy is an endocrinologist. Dr. Kennedy obtained his medical school training at Queen's University Belfast and performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), hypogonadism, low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Type 1 Diabetes, Blood Tests, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sider's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Sider 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. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, contraception (birth control), chlamydia

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jay Trabin is a general gynecology specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Trabin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Trabin's patients. Dr. Trabin's areas of expertise consist of menopause and pelvic problems. Dr. Trabin is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Trabin 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. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Trabin completed Dr. Trabin's residency training at Wilmington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lyssette Cardona-Bonet is a specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Cardona-Bonet's areas of expertise include giardiasis, transplant infections, and gonorrhea. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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. Dr. Cardona-Bonet attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cardona-Bonet include: South Florida Super Doctors; 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, Honoree, Florida; and Women's Professional Staff Association Achievement Awards, Cleveland Clinic Florida. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cellulitis, Transplant Infections, Herpes, Bone Problems, MRSA Infection, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giorgio Tarchini practices adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Tarchini include herpes, giardiasis, and yeast infection (candidiasis). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tarchini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Herpes, MRSA Infection, Consultation, Antibiotics, Giardiasis, Kidney Problems, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Carla McWilliams' area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. McWilliams's areas of expertise include measles, syphilis, and hand, foot and mouth disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McWilliams honors. For her residency, Dr. McWilliams trained at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Transplant Infections, Toenail Fungus, Herpes, Common Cold, Influenza, MRSA ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Francoise Veneroni is a graduate of the University of Pavia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Veneroni's clinical interests: colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and vulva problems. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure, sexual dysfunction, female sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (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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