We found 45 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Palm Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bassel studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bassel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Bladder Problems, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales' specialty is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morales include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin 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 Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Morales is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexual dysfunction

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

Dr. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Marks accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Marks speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Patricia A Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Llewellyn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Llewellyn completed her residency training at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Anjana D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 4.0 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. Patel honors. She speaks Indian Languages. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Arleigh Ilao Ancheta, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
2595 Tampa Road; Suite G
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Arleigh Ancheta practices general gynecology in Trinity, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ancheta's areas of expertise include the following: myomectomy (fibroid removal), hysterectomy (uterus removal), and endometriosis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ancheta (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Breast Exam, Vaginal Prolapse, Myomectomy, Pelvic Exam, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Family Medicine
3007 Ridgeline Boulevard; Suite B
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Juliette Gittinger is a Tarpon Springs, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and shingles. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gittinger at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. Dr. Gittinger is conversant in German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Brian D Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale is an urologist in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hale include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Betsy Alynn McCormick, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3165 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Ste F-2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Betsy McCormick's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. McCormick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in infertility, endometrial biopsy, and gynecologic surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. McCormick accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McCormick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endometrial Biopsy, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Paul Rodger Wallace, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wallace's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include back pain, herpes, and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallace is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Wallace's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon W Beasley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jon Beasley works as a family practitioner in Clearwater, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beasley's clinical interests include geriatric health, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and auto injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic. He is in-network for 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Beasley's medical residency was performed at Florida Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Nose Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin B Richman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Martin Richman's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Richman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Richman's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
28960 Us 19 North; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez's specialty is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Perez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez's clinical interests include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Perez 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 obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), endometriosis

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (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. James D Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 401
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. James Gallagher's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallagher include high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gallagher completed a residency program at York Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gallagher is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
1712 Lago Vista Boulevard
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Elaine Berman's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 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. Berman accepts. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Sleep Disorders, ... (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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