We found 25 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Matthew Thomas Siedhoff, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
Mark Goodson Building; Suite 1003
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Siedhoff, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and urogynecology. Dr. Siedhoff graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and appendectomy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Siedhoff has received distinctions including Jay M. Cooper Endowed Award. 42nd AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Droegemuller-Bowes Award, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of North Carolina; and Jay M. Cooper Endowed Award, 39th AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Myomectomy, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Appendectomy, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlton Francis Valvo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1500 S. Central Avenue; Suite 108
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Valvo, who practices in Glendale, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include prostate problems. Dr. Valvo is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Valvo is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kathleen Marie Brennan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Ucla Medical Plaza, Department of Ob/gyn; Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Brennan is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include menopause, fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Brennan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), recurrent pregnancy loss

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Genetic Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea J Rapkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza, Box 951740; 27-139 Chs
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Rapkin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rapkin include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. The average patient rating for Dr. Rapkin is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rapkin has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Award for Excellence in Education David Geffen School of Medicine; and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence for Teaching Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Hysteroscopy, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin F Farias-Eisner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 Medical Plaza, Peter Morton Medical Building; Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Farias-Eisner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Farias-Eisner's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Farias-Eisner is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farias-Eisner has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Peyman Banooni, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1919 W 7th Street; Unit 2a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peyman Banooni sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Banooni at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: labiaplasty, perineoplasty, and HPV (human papillomavirus). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Banooni's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Banooni has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Banooni (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus), endometriosis

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, HPV, Ectopic Pregnancy, Perineoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandye V Wilson-Manigat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 430
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Brandye Wilson-Manigat works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Wilson-Manigat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Wilson-Manigat is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Rochester General Hospital. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Exams, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Craig G Clark, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
1800 Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite A
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Craig Clark practices psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and infertility. Dr. Clark is in-network for Blue Shield, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Clark is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction, sexuality, infertility, intimacy issues

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1720 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Steuer works as a psychologist and counselor in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Steuer speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Steuer include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mari Radzik, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mari Radzik specializes in psychology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Sexuality, Transgender Issues, Education, Clinical Supervision, Obesity, Eating Disorders, Autism ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Neustadter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
714 W Olympic Boulevard; 703
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Neustadter is a psychologist. Dr. Neustadter's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei Feng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Wei Feng practices adult endocrinology in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Patients gave Dr. Feng an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing Dr. Feng's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Feng attended Heidelberg University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Jefferson Joseph Gernon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Gernon's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Gernon attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of head and neck cancer and microvascular surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gernon include: Alpha Omega lapha, University of Washington School of Medicine; Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washinton; and Cardinal Honors Society, Oregon State University. Dr. Gernon is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Microvascular Surgery, HPV, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Diane Kimiko Tanaka, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Diane Tanaka works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Tanaka has received the following distinction: Outstanding Physician, Region IX. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Marvin Eric Belzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4650 W Sunset Boulevard; Ms# 2
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Belzer is an adolescent medicine specialist. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Belzer's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Barbara Korsch Award for Medical Education; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Gender Dysphoria, Medication

Dr. Andrea Kovacs A Loomis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
2010 Zonal Avenue, Medical Village; Opd 5 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Kovacs practices pediatric infectious disease in Alhambra, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kovacs has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kovacs is conversant in Hungarian. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: 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.
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