We found 16 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Acosta attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cancer, and fibroids. Patient ratings for Dr. Acosta average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Birth Control Implant, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel L Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive No; Suite 200-a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Javate's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Javate is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Javate speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

Dr. Molly M Long, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Molly Long practices general gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Long a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Long accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Women's Care Florida.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Eric K. Diner MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diner at an average of 4.5 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. Dr. Diner attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth C Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
603 7th Street South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Beth Diner specializes in general gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and estrogen replacement therapy. Dr. Diner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Diner's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo E Calderon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Calderon's area of specialization is general gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Calderon's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Physicians Surgery Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Calderon graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

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

Dr. Sherif Mina Serag, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
1152 62nd Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, 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. Jennifer R Gilby, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3055 5th Avenue N; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gilby sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gilby is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. Dr. Gilby takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gilby's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Women's Care Florida.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Robison average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Robison's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Robison performed his residency at Alachua General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo specializes in general gynecology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Seminole, FL, and Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lorenzo's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of San Juan Municipal Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Lorenzo is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorenzo 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: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Birth Control Implant, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas is a medical specialist in general gynecology. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Dr. Shamas is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shamas is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Diamond, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1033 7th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Howard Diamond specializes in family medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Diamond's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond's training includes a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Diabetes, Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nutthapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Tang attended Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Thai. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Rashes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramona M Arias, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4880 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ramona Arias' medical specialty is adult nephrology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Arias include diabetes, hemorrhoid banding, and kidney problems. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Arias attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Conemaugh Health System. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Diabetes, Lyme Disease, Kidney Problems, Alzheimer's Disease, HIV/AIDS, Dialysis

Mary Monica Meador
Specializes in Family Therapy
107 16th Avenue; Office 1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Ms. Mary Burton practices family therapy in New Port Richey, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Saint Pete Beach, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Burton include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Burton is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Cognitive Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia A Paganini, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 408
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Paganini sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Paganini honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Paganini speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , herpes

All Interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Lupus, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (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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