We found 25 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier 1451V 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Carrion attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Leadership, AUA. Dr. Carrion speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Clinical interests for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Plosker an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plosker has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL, and Lutz, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, bleeding, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). 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. Dr. Swierzewski attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lahey Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mikhail include laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Mikhail takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Mikhail has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Perkins's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Perkins attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Perkins speaks Spanish. Her 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)

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

Dr. Kathleen Kilbride sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kilbride include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kilbride completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Dill attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dill trained at Shands HealthCare. Clinical interests for Dr. Dill include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dill accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Irvin-Rahaim include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Irvin-Rahaim 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. Tara Lynn Sosna, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, 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. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mastandrea's clinical interests include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He 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. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mastandrea completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. James Mayer, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mayer attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mayer has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tampa, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Clemons 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 medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Clemons 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. Johnathan M Hershberger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2818 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hershberger specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. Patients gave Dr. Hershberger an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Sheila Katt-Beck works as a psychologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Katt-Beck's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katt-Beck accepts. 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 perinatologist in Tampa, FL. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Romero honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Romero has received include Top 10% reviewers for journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medical Student Teaching Award, MAHEC; and Membership, Golden Key Honor Society. Her professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She is open to 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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