We found 8 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Humana PPO near Tampa, FL.

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Rafael E Carrion MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL

Dr. Rafael Carrion specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carrion include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carrion takes. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Leadership, AUA. In addition to English, Dr. Carrion speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Female Sexual Dysfunction

All Interests: Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Penile Duplex Ultrasound, Testosterone Inject ... (Read more)

Shayne Plosker MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Shayne Plosker's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plosker accepts. 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. Dr. Plosker has received professional recognition including the following: 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Infertility, Endometriosis, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Endometrial Polyp, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Infertility ... (Read more)

Dr Emad Mounir Mikhail MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Emad Mikhail is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mikhail is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and polypectomy (polyp removal). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mikhail takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mikhail has received include 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Surgical Procedures, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Total Hysterecto ... (Read more)

James C Mayer MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. James Mayer specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mayer attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Mayer accepts. Dr. Mayer has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors; Best Doctors Inc; and APGO/Educational Scholar Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Infertility

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Stephanie T Romero MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Floor 6
Tampa, FL

Dr. Stephanie Romero's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Romero's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy and recurrent pregnancy loss. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romero honors. Before completing her residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Dr. Romero attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Top 10% reviewers for journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medical Student Teaching Award, MAHEC; and Membership, Golden Key Honor Society. Dr. Romero's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Karen Bruder MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5802 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL

Dr. Karen Bruder is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, HPV (human papillomavirus), and HIV/AIDS. She 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 the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Bruder completed her residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Bruder is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HPV, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: HPV, Obesity, HIV/AIDS

Asa Zoe Oxner MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL

Dr. Asa Oxner's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Oxner's areas of expertise consist of outpatient care, internal medicine, and HIV/AIDS. She 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 her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Oxner attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Internal Medicine, Outpatient Care, HIV/AIDS

Lucy Guerra MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL

Dr. Lucy Guerra's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Guerra is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guerra accepts. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: 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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