We found 44 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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. Yaser Bassel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Bassel is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). 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. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bassel is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Male Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility

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

Dr Santiago D Morales Jr MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (41 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL

Dr. Santiago Morales is a family medicine practitioner in Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Morales's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Morales speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Herpes, Sexual Dysfunction

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

Dr Jeffrey Marks MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 2.57 stars out of 5 (30 ratings)
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Marks' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Marks's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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 is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Marks's medical residency was performed at Tampa General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infertility

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

Dr Patricia Llewellyn MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (23 ratings)
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Llewellyn's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Llewellyn attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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, Infertility

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

Dr Anjana D Patel MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Anjana Patel is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Indian Languages. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infertility

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

Dr Arleigh I Ancheta DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
2595 Tampa Road; Suite G
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. Arleigh Ancheta's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Ancheta (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include myomectomy (fibroid removal), hysterectomy (uterus removal), and endometriosis. Dr. Ancheta's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ancheta completed residency programs at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Beaumont Hospitals. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ancheta accepts 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: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Myomectomy, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
3007 Ridgeline Boulevard; Suite B
Tarpon Springs, FL

Dr. Juliette Gittinger's medical specialty is family medicine. She speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gittinger include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and shingles. Dr. Gittinger's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gittinger takes 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

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

Hugo L Perez MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
28960 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 109
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Hugo Perez sees patients in Clearwater, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Perez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is professionally affiliated with 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Perez attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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, Endometriosis

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Her ... (Read more)

Dr Paul R Wallace MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.14 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Paul Wallace sees patients in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, herpes, and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallace is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His professional affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Florida), Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Herpes

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

Dr Jon W Beasley MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Jon Beasley's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Beasley's areas of expertise include the following: geriatric health, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and auto injuries. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Florida Hospital. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, HIV/AIDS, Geriatric Health

Dr Brian D Hale MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. Brian Hale's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hale at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He 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 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, Male Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility

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

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

Dr. Sherif Serag specializes in legal medicine and family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Serag's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , Herpes, HIV/AIDS

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

Thomas S Walter MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3251 North Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Thomas Walter is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Walter's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Walter is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walter takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Infertility

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

Dr David Jacob MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. David Jacob sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Jacob's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. 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 graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is conversant in French. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Vasectomy, Biopsy, Lithotripsy, Sexuall ... (Read more)

Lonnie T Klein MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL

Dr. Lonnie Klein's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Klein graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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: , Infertility

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Kidney Problems, Stress Urinary Inco ... (Read more)

James D Gallagher MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (43 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 400
Safety Harbor, FL

Dr. James Gallagher sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallagher include high risk pregnancy, endometrial biopsy, and estrogen therapy. Dr. Gallagher's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Gallagher attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Herpes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Herpes, ... (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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