We found 17 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Allyson V Jones, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Allyson Jones, who practices in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at Bethesda North Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Jones's average rating from her patients is 3.5 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. Jones is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine C Pitt, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Pitt works as a general gynecologist. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pitt trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among Dr. Pitt's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Pitt average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pitt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese is a general gynecology specialist in Brandon, FL, Plant City, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denhaese include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Denhaese is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denhaese takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Denhaese is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zayda M Chamorro-Roberts, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Zayda Chamorro-Roberts is a general gynecologist. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chamorro-Roberts's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Immunization, Contraception, Surgical Procedures, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas is a specialist in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Armas's clinical interests: bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Armas's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamil Ur Rehman, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
128 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jamil Rehman practices urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in Brandon, FL. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Rehman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rehman studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi H Arnold, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Heidi Arnold specializes in general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Arnold is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Arnold trained at Tampa General Hospital for her residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 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.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Zweibach, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
815 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zweibach works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist in Brandon, FL and Riverview, FL. His clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, pain, and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zweibach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Zweibach attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Zweibach speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. James E Baron, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Baron's specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and adolescent issues. Dr. Baron's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baron trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baron accepts.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Antoinina C Watkins, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antoinina Watkins is a specialist in general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Watkins is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Watkins at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
505 Eichenfeld Drive; Suite 109
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Richard Landrigan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Landrigan include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Landrigan is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Landrigan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
619 Eichenfeld Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Tara Sosna is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Sosna's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Sosna's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez-Boratti speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Allan Riemer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
619 Eichenfeld Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ira Riemer practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Riemer's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Riemer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Riemer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Eugene Alver, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. James Alver, who practices in Riverview, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Alver include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Alver's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alver speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Testicular Problems, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
503 Eichenfeld Drive; Suite 104
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Gary Ronay practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Brandon, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ronay include bladder cancer, male infertility, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ronay honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Ronay studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male Infertility, Prostate ... (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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