We found 35 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Shield near North Hollywood, CA.

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Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ramin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ramin obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Alan Schmones, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2625 West Alameda Avenue; Suite 410
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Schmones' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Schmones's clinical interests encompass menopause, osteoporosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schmones is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Philip I Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 West Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Philip Weintraub is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Weintraub (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in prostate problems, kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Weintraub average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weintraub accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weintraub include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jose Meliton Medrano, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2211 West Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 250
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Jose Medrano, who practices in Burbank, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He is especially interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Medrano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Medrano average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medrano takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher W.T. Pearson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suite D & E
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pearson is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Burbank, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass menopause, high risk pregnancy, and preventive care. Dr. Pearson has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Pearson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Preventive Care

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1411 W Olive Avenue; Suites D&e
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sofya Tsyganovskaya is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tsyganovskaya (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. In Dr. Tsyganovskaya's practice, she is particularly interested in menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After attending Odessa State Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tsyganovskaya at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tsyganovskaya's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sanford Lee Polse, MD
Specializes in Urology
2625 W Alameda Avenue; 306
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Polse's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Polse has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, kidney problems, and hormone replacement therapy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Polse's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. Michael J Hyman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2601 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 416
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hyman is an urologist. Dr. Hyman speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hyman include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney problems, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hyman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems, Robotic Surgery, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Dawn Amanda Cashie, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2601 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 212
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Cashie practices surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause and high risk pregnancy. Patients gave Dr. Cashie an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at White Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cashie's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Leah A Heap, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 320
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Leah Heap is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Heap an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: primary care, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Heap attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Heap (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Primary Care, Preventive Care, Elder Care, HIV/AIDS, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Sedigheh Haddadianpour, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite #475
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sedi Hadadian is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Burbank, CA and West Hills, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hadadian include obesity, anti-aging, and menopause. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadadian takes. For her residency, Dr. Hadadian trained at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Hadadian (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Her professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hadadian's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry S Garrett, MD
Specializes in Urology
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 235
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Garrett's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Garrett's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in kidney problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Garrett is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. David L Newfield, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 W Alameda Avenue; Suite 406
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. David Newfield is a Burbank, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Newfield (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Newfield include menopause and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Newfield attended medical school at Free University of Brussels. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Gladys Yee Duen Ng, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 200
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ng practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ng include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ng attended Albany Medical College for medical school. She speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian practices family medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in North Hollywood, CA. Dr. Poladian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Poladian is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Poladian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poladian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mehran Movassaghi, MD
Specializes in Urology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Mehran Movassaghi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Movassaghi include erectile dysfunction (impotence), preventive care, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Movassaghi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Movassaghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Medical Institute, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Movassaghi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Nutrition Issues, Holistic Approaches, Erectile 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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