We found 25 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Homestead, FL.

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Dr. Rafael E Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion works as an urologist in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Carrion speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Carrion attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Leadership, AUA. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Bladder Problems, in Vitro Fertilization, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Penile Duplex ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayne M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker is a reproductive endocrinologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Plosker is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Plosker's office for an appointment. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plosker include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Endometrial Polyp, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Swierzewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
2803 West Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Swierzewski's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Swierzewski include bladder cancer, bleeding, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swierzewski takes. Before performing his residency at Lahey Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Swierzewski attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Swierzewski's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Bleeding, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emad Mounir Mikhail, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Emad Mikhail specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Mikhail is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mikhail takes. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Mikhail has received professional recognition including the following: AAGL Clinical Research Scholar Grant, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists; Award for the Best Abstract on Reproductive Issues, AAGL 44th Global Congress on MIGS; and Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, University of Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Problems, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonja L Perkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 405
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sonja Perkins is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Perkins is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Perkins average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkins takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Kathleen Kilbride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kilbride include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Patients rated Dr. Kilbride highly, giving her an average of 4.5 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. Kilbride accepts. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Kilbride's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Infertility, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura S Schifino, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Laura Dill is a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Dr. Dill's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Her professional affiliations include 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. Kiera M Irvin-Rahaim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 305
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kiera Irvin-Rahaim's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irvin-Rahaim include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tara Sosna works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sosna's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sosna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Sosna is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Sosna attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mastandrea's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Mastandrea takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mastandrea has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Allan Riemer, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ira Riemer specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Riemer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Riemer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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 C Mayer, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Mayer is a reproductive endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mayer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mayer include: Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Suzanne Roberts Clemons, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 205
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Clemons is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Clemons is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Clemons studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for her residency. She speaks Spanish.

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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. Johnathan M Hershberger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hershberger practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Hershberger honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hershberger's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Specializes in Psychology
1304 S. Desoto Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sheila Katt-Beck specializes in psychology and practices in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Katt-Beck is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Teresa Romero, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Romero is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Tampa, FL. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Romero completed her residency training at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy and recurrent pregnancy loss. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% reviewers for journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medical Student Teaching Award, MAHEC; and Membership, Golden Key Honor Society. Dr. Romero's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , recurrent pregnancy loss

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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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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