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Dr. Maria Del Carmen Bustillo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222, Primary Office
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Maria Bustillo sees patients in South Miami, FL, Cooper City, FL, and Miami, FL. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Bustillo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Bustillo's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Bustillo's average rating from her patients is 1.5 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. Bustillo accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Postmenopause, Obesity, Hormone Therapy, Endometriosis

Dr. Juergen Eisermann, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Juergen Eisermann specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Cooper City, FL, South Miami, FL, and Miami, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Eisermann is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in infertility. Dr. Eisermann is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Eisermann graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility

Frona P Israel
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology, Addiction Therapy
2225 N University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Ms. Frona Israel practices social work, psychology, and addiction therapy in Pembroke Pines, FL and Miami, FL. Ms. Israel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Clinical interests for Ms. Israel include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Employee ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Speisman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11417 Sw 86 Lane - Kings Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Speisman's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Speisman include sexuality, behavior therapy, and gender dysphoria. Dr. Speisman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Education, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria M Montes De Oca, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2999 Ne 191st Street; Suite 703
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Gloria Montes works as a psychologist in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, infertility, and immigration issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montes honors.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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Dr. Daniel Ross Christie, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
400 Hiatus Road; Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Christie's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Margate, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, osteoporosis, and infertility. Dr. Christie is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Christie completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Endometriosis

Dr. Ellen Grace Wood, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222, Primary Office
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Wood practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Wood's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wood is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Marcelo Jorge Barrionuevo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
400 North Hiatus Road; Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Marcelo Barrionuevo sees patients in Margate, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Hialeah, FL. His medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in infertility. Dr. Barrionuevo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus. Dr. Barrionuevo studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrionuevo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Enrique Soto, MS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 222
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Soto's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Cooper City, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soto include infertility. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Memorial Health System, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Soto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Infertility

Dr. Coral Schlosberg Arvon, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
20700 W. Dixie Highway; Office 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Coral Arvon practices family therapy, social work, and counseling. Dr. Arvon's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arvon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

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Jason Wasser, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2699 Stirling Road; Suite C403e, Office 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Mr. Jason Wasser works as a family therapist and counselor in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His clinical interests include depression, infidelity issues, and separation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Wasser takes.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

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Isaac N Sochaczewski
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy
17800 West Dixie Highway; Suite C
Miami, FL
 

Mr. Isaac Sochaczewski practices counseling, addiction therapy, and psychotherapy in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, adoption issues, and depression. He accepts 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: , sexual dysfunction, HIV/AIDS

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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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