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We found 13 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept HAP St. John near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs is an urologist in Howell, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Galejs's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galejs honors. In addition to English, Dr. Galejs speaks Latvian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Eliya's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St. Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sircus takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Thomas Quasarano, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
22151 Moross Road; Suite #303
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Raymond Quasarano is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Quasarano highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quasarano obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor and Delivery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wontika Raye Smith, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19714 East 10 Mile Road
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Wontika Smith's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Smith has a special interest in essure, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Essure

Dr. Thomas R Hartzell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
21000 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hartzell is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hartzell trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among Dr. Hartzell's clinical interests: labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and infertility. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor and Delivery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Zalenski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
22101 Moross Road; Suite 370 - 5ell
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. David Zalenski works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Grosse Pointe, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Zalenski attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Zalenski include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Magdy Mounir Hanna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
22745 Kelly Road
Eastpointe, MI
 

Dr. Magdy Hanna, who practices in Eastpointe, MI, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include labor and delivery (childbirth), infertility, and ultrasound (sonogram). He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanna attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. Dr. Hanna is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Labor and Delivery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
29751 Little Mack Avenue; Suite B
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Paul Nehra practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Roseville, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Rochester, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nehra include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Nehra is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nehra takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nehra attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Metabolism, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Minuchehe Kashef, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
22151 Moross Road; 313
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Minuchehr Kashef works as an infertility specialist. His clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, infertility, and gynecologic surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kashef honors. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kashef trained at Temple University Hospital. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Treatment, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. James A Brown, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
22151 Moross Road; Suite 234
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. James Brown practices dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Brown completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sarcoidosis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis D Saravolatz, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
19251 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Louis Saravolatz is an adult infectious disease specialist. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, bone infection, and HIV/AIDS. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Saravolatz attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Saravolatz takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS

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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.