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We found 18 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. Richard Macchia's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Macchia graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macchia takes 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: 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)

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

Dr. Barry Peskin is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peskin include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. Dr. Peskin 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. Peskin accepts. Dr. Peskin obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand.

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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. Viviane Fonteyn Connor, MD
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. Patient ratings for Dr. Connor average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Connor include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic problems, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Dr. Connor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. She has received distinctions including Castle Connelly, Top Docs; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Physician of Vision, Women's Professional Staff Association, Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Connor 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)

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

Dr. Lawrence Hakim is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hakim include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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 attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn.

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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)

Dr. Tamilla Ann Fork, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tamilla Fork is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Fork an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. 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 a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fork trained at Bayfront Medical Center. She 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, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Urologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hermann Stubbe practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Weston, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stubbe include warts, cryotherapy, and breast pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stubbe obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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)

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera practices urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Cabrera is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cabrera's clinical interests: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Cabrera's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angelica Rodriguez works as a family practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Rodriguez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, breast pain, and acne. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

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, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Ms. Israel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Clinical interests for Ms. Israel include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. A. Kennedy's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and a graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kennedy has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

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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)

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

Dr. Darby Sider's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider's average rating from her patients is 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. Sider accepts. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Sider has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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)

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

Dr. Jay Trabin is a general gynecology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Trabin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Trabin's clinical interests: menopause and pelvic problems. Dr. Trabin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Trabin attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Trabin trained at Wilmington Hospital for Dr. Trabin's residency. 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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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giorgio Tarchini is an adult infectious disease specialist in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include herpes, giardiasis, and yeast infection (candidiasis). Patients gave Dr. Tarchini an average rating 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. Tarchini honors. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Tarchini attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tarchini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Francoise Veneroni is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Veneroni's clinical interests: colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and vulva problems. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pavia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Sexual Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lyssette Cardona-Bonet's specialty is adult infectious disease. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardona-Bonet include giardiasis, transplant infections, and gonorrhea. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Cardona-Bonet attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Cardona-Bonet's average rating from her patients is 4.0 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. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, Honoree, Florida; and Women's Professional Staff Association Achievement Awards, Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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)

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

Dr. Carla McWilliams practices adult infectious disease in Weston, FL. Her clinical interests include measles, syphilis, and hand, foot and mouth disease. Dr. McWilliams takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her professional training, Dr. McWilliams completed a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. McWilliams is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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)

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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.