We found 17 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Medicaid near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Brooke Ellen Ritter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Ritter works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Ritter's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Ritter average 2.5 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. Ritter honors.

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

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

Dr. Susan J Fosnot, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fosnot practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fosnot's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Fosnot accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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

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

Dr. Gustave Stephen Igel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
600 Lakeview Road; Suite 2d
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gustave Igel's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Igel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Igel studied medicine at Spain. In addition to English, Dr. Igel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

Dr. Georgette J McCance, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Georgette McCance is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. McCance (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCance include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baystate Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. McCance an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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), sexual dysfunction, infertility

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

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Lombard, DO
Specializes in Urology
2039 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lombard is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lombard's clinical interests: diabetes, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and cryotherapy. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lombard accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Sherif Mina Serag, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Sherif Serag sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are legal medicine and family medicine. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. Dr. Serag's clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serag honors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose L Calderon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
28960 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jose Calderon is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Calderon's clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), hysterectomy (uterus removal), and endometriosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital, Dr. Calderon attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Annual Gynecological Exam, Myomectomy, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Scott Klavans, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Klavans is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Klavans include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Klavans takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Klavans performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Stanley Barkley, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Barkley is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barkley honors. Dr. Barkley attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Barkley is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter J Kay, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
818 Chestnut Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Walter Kay specializes in family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kay's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is an in-network provider 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 medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Alice Franco, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christina Franco's specialty is family medicine. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. Dr. Franco is in-network for Coventry, Viant, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Cryosurgery, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian B Greengold, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julian Greengold specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Greengold's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Greengold studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Anup N Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anup Desai's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Government Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at Coney Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh Choudhry, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Choudhry is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choudhry takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Choudhry is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry M. Michael Rodwick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2349 Sunset Point Road; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Barry Rodwick is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodwick include gender dysphoria, cryosurgery, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Rodwick is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Patients gave Dr. Rodwick an average rating of 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.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Gender Dysphoria, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Vidya Sagar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Vidya Sagar works as an adult nephrologist in Dunedin, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sagar include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. He is an in-network provider for 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: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin ... (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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